The Palo Alto City Council on Monday night approved a resolution reaffirming that it does not tolerate racial profiling.
The move came after Police Chief Lynne Johnson said she instructed her officers to approach African American men as part of the response to a string of robberies.
She later apologized and said she fully complies with the city's policy against racial profiling.
The city manager has the authority to fire Johnson but he says he won't make any decisions until after the chief presents her plan to repair her relationship with the public.
Johnson will present that plan at a Nov. 17 meeting.