Super long-shot here, but I'm looking for some history around zoning regulations for cities in the U.S.

I'm considering proposing a change to a local ordinance, but I need to understand why the ordinance is in place to begin with. Nobody at the city seems to know or remember. Older versions of the municipal code are on paper.

If you know anyone who specializes in city zoning/ordinance/municipal code, I'd appreciate being put in touch.

Boosts appreciated.


@gedvondur Does your county have a county law library? Every county in Pennsylvania does, and some other states as well. They might be able to find the original ordinance and records from when it was passed and such. (I work in a law library and we get these sorts of questions every once in a while.)

Other possibilities: your state should have a law library, and it *might* have local municipal materials. Also, consider talking to any local university libraries with a law or history department.

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@nickwedig Excellent suggestions. I will look into them all. I really appreciate it.

I don't want to propose changes to the local ordinance unless I understand why it exists in the first place. There is always a reason.

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