What is the Master Ordinance?

The Master Ordinance of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (GGBHTD) is the repository that comprises the actions taken by the Board of Directors (Board) to set policies for the GGBHTD. An ordinance is simply a rule made by an authority such as the GGBHTD.

The GGBHTD Master Ordinance includes actions taken by the Board that (1) establish tolls, service charges and transit fares; and, (2) prescribe rules and regulations governing use of the Golden Gate Bridge, its approaches and its facilities, as well as the Golden Gate Ferry and Golden Gate Transit facilities. The Board of Directors (Board), at its meeting of January 26, 2001, approved a new annual numbering and recodification system for District Ordinances (Resolution No. 2001-015), so as to make the District Master Ordinance a more useful resource to members of the Board, staff and the public, and to more efficiently administer the ordinance system. With this system, each individual ordinance adopted
during the calendar year will be incorporated into a newly adopted Master Ordinance on a periodic basis, preferably by February of each year. Each new Master Ordinance will include an appendix that indexes the individual ordinances adopted throughout the calendar year(s) preceding the last Master Ordinance.

The Board, at its meeting of February 24, 2017, adopted a new Master Ordinance, including Appendix B, which lists the individual Ordinances adopted by the Board from October 9, 2015, to December 31, 2016.

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