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About Questys Online:

You can now search the following City Council documents using Questys Online:

  • Minutes for City Council - 1926 (incorporation) to present
  • Minutes for RDA (Redevelopment Agency) - Inception to dissolution in 2012
  • Minutes for BFPD - 1964 to present
  • Ordinances - 2004 to present
  • Resolutions - 1988 to present
  • Other miscellaneous document categories

To search these documents, please click on Questys Online.  You are then presented with a page to be able to specify the:

Document Category

**If you leave this area at "All Document Categories", the system will search on all Minutes, Ordinances and Resolutions**

Or, you may specify Minutes, Ordinances or Resolutions

Next, enter the specific criteria you are searching for:
Document name – use wildcard to search for the full name or part of the name of the document
Text for full search – use when searching with “key” word(s) within the document


Once you have entered the information you are searching for, click on the "Search" button which will search all documents currently available through this system based on the criteria you have entered.

Once the search has been completed, you will then be presented with a list of documents specific to your search criteria.  You may then click on the little magnifying glass to open the document, or click on the specific title.

To print a single page document, open the document and click on the printer icon in the upper left corner.  To print a multiple page document, open the document and click on the "Thumbnails" button at the top of the screen, then click on the printer icon in the upper left corner.  When the print dialogue box appears, click "Ok".

Additional assistance is provided in the upper right hand corner by clicking "Help", and then click on "Search and Retrieval".

Codified Ordinances are available in the Muni Code - Click here to access

Documents scanned into this system is the result of a multi-year process. Not all documents from a particular year may be included at this time. If you need further assistance or are having difficulty finding a particular document, please contact the

City Clerk's Office at 650.595.7413