City Charter, Rules, and Codes

City Charter & Codes

The basic law of the government of the City of Los Angeles is found in the City Charter, first adopted by a vote of the people in 1924, effective July 1, 1925, and subsequently amended from time to time. A new City Charter was affirmed effective July 2000. 

City Charter
Administrative Code 
Municipal Code 
Election Code 

Mayor's Executive Directives

Executive Directives are direct orders issued from the Mayor to one or more City Departments. 

Garcetti Series (2013-Present)
Villaraigosa Series (2005-2013) 
Hahn Series (2001-2005)

Council Rules

The Rules of the Los Angeles City Council  detail the procedural rules that are adopted, pursuant to authority set forth in Charter Section 242, to assist the City Council in the orderly conduct of City business consistent with law.

Topics include: Election and Appointment of Officers; Public Notice, Attendance and Comment; Council Meeting Days and Time, Order of Business, and Quorum; Council Discussion and Time Limits; Resolutions, Contracts, Reports, and Ordinances; Voting.

Other Rules & Policies

Rules Governing Water and Electric Service 
Street Tree Policies 
Los Angeles Electric Rates 
Los Angeles Water Rates