City Charter, Municipal Code and Regulations

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City Charter

The California Constitution grants charter cities the power to make and enforce all ordinances and resolutions with respect to municipal affairs (California Constitution Article XI, Section 5(a)). This is commonly referred to as the “home rule” provision. Since 1994, the City of Palm Springs has been governed as a charter city.

Municipal Code

The Municipal Code is the codification of ordinances establishing the laws and regulations for the City of Palm Springs. The Municipal Code covers all aspects of City regulations, including zoning , businesses, peace and safety, vehicles and traffic, and other topics.

Zoning Code

The Zoning Code regulates how a given section of land can be used and what types of structures can be built in a given location, as well as how that structure interacts with the land it will be built upon.

General Plan

The Palm Springs General Plan sets forth the City's vision for the physical development of the community and contains goals and policies to help the vision become reality.

Conflict of Interest Code

In compliance with the Political Reform Act of 1974, California Government Code Section 81000 et. seq., and specifically with Section 97300 et. seq., the City of Palm Springs hereby adopts this Conflict of Interest Code which shall be applicable to all designated employees of the City. The requirements of this code are in addition to other requirements of the Political Reform Act, such as the general prohibition against conflicts of interest contained in Government Code 87100, and are in addition to any other state or local laws pertaining to conflicts of interest.

Annual City Budget

The City Budget is a reflection of the City's financial goals and allocates the available resources with which to finance City operations for the fiscal year.

Comprehensive Fee Schedule

Master Bail Schedule