California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2522

Introduced by Assembly Member Bloom

February 19, 2016

An act to amend Section 65850 of the Government Code, relating to local government.


AB 2522, as introduced, Bloom. Land use: zoning regulations.

The Planning and Zoning Law authorizes the legislative body of any city, county, or city and county, to adopt ordinances regulating zoning within its jurisdiction, as specified.

This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to this provision.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Section 65850 of the Government Code is
2amended to read:



The legislative body of any county or city may, pursuant
4to this chapter, adopt ordinances that do any of the following:

5(a) Regulate the use of buildings, structures, and land as between
6industry, business, residences, open space, including agriculture,
7recreation, enjoyment of scenic beauty, use of natural resources,
8and other purposes.

9(b) Regulate signs and billboards.

10(c) Regulate all of the following:

P2    1(1) The location, height, bulk, number of stories, and size of
2buildings and structures.

3(2) The size and use of lots, yards, courts, and other open spaces.

4(3) The percentage of a lot which may be occupied by a building
5or structure.

6(4) The intensity of land use.

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9(e) Establish and maintain building setback lines.

10(f) Create civic districts around civic centers, public parks,
11public buildings, or public grounds, and establish regulations for
12those civic districts.