An Ordinance is a law passed by a municipal government. Ordinances constitute the subject matter of municipal law. The city of Rexburg’s power to enact ordinances is derived from the statutes of the state of Idaho. Ordinances deal with and maintain public safety, health, morals and general welfare.
Examples of when to use an ordinance:
- to regulate people (e.g. disturbing the peace)
- to regulate property (e.g. zoning)
- to grant franchises
- to authorize bond issues
- to adopt the annual appropriation
- to adopt a records retention schedule