The City of Los Altos Legislative History can be gathered from three different types of documents: Ordinances, Resolutions and Council Minutes. These documents chronicle the history of Council actions from the City's incorporation in 1952.
Ordinances are adopted by the City Council and constitute the laws of the City. Ordinances become part of the Los Altos Municipal Code after adoption.
To see copies of adopted Ordinances, select the desired year.
Resolutions are adopted by the City Council. Certain actions by Council must be taken by Resolutions such as the adoption of the City's Financial Plan and acceptance of Public Works projects. Resolutions do not become part of the Los Altos Municipal Code unless referred to in an ordinance.
To see copies of adopted Resolutions, select the desired year.
Council Minutes provide a summary of Council actions for each public meeting in which the Council considers and makes decisions on items brought before them. Through the years, Council Minutes have moved from Verbatim Minutes to Summary Minutes to Action Minutes, which are what the City currently uses. This change has come about because of advances in technology.