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Second Edition
Ordinance No. 138,300
Effective April 7, 1969
Current through December 31, 2019
Compiled, Edited and Published Under the Direction of
Michael N. Feuer, City Attorney
Copyright © 2020
A Municipal Corporation
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   The First Edition of the Administrative Code of the City of Los Angeles, enacted by adoption of Ordinance No. 138,300, became effective April 7, 1969.  The Code was initially constructed as restatements and continuations of existing administrative procedures rather than new enactments.  This Second Edition is current upon publication through September 30, 2002, and will be maintained up-to-date by the incorporation of subsequently published revision packages.  The Second Edition is copyrighted by the City of Los Angeles.  The City intends to register its copyright upon publication.
   This newly published Second Edition represents a thorough modernization of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.  The Second Edition retains the loose-leaf format of the prior edition but, for the first time, the Code is presented on standard-sized 8½" × 11" paper.  In addition to greatly simplifying the process of printing the Code (and subsequent revisions), the new size brings a number of advantages to the Code user.  The standard size is more compatible with office equipment such as copiers and facsimile machines.  The larger page size allows the implementation of a completely new dual-column layout that dramatically improves the readability of the Code’s text.  The new size substantially reduces the overall number of pages of the Code.  The increase in the amount of text per page will also tend to reduce the number of pages that the Code user will have to replace in each revision cycle.
   The Second Edition incorporates a number of other improvements not directly related to the new standard size.  The Code has been divided into a larger number of volumes.  This change, in combination with the overall page reduction described above, allows each new volume to contain far fewer pages than the unwieldy volumes of the previous edition.  Division contents are more logically presented in this edition, with each Division beginning with a list of its constituent Chapters, and each Chapter beginning with a thorough summary of its Sections (or Articles, as the case may be).  This edition also includes two new features that make navigation through the Code easier.  Page headers now selectively include subdivision references which will assist the user in finding specific subdivisions in lengthy multi-page sections.  Additionally, the headers of alternating pages now specifically identify the page’s Division and Chapter by both name and number.
   This Second Edition of the Los Angeles Administrative Code will assist City offices, departments and other governmental agencies in their functions, and will serve as the official source of information regarding the ordinances enacted by the City of Los Angeles regulating its administrative processes.