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Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS)

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1. What is an Area of Special Biological Significance and how is it regulated?
2. What is the City of Malibu doing to protect ASBS #24 and comply with State regulations?
3. Is there a prohibition in Malibu against car washing, garage washing, balcony washing, and plant watering?
4. What can I do on my property to prevent runoff and protect the ASBS?
5. What is an Ocean Friendly Garden?
6. Can I irrigate my landscaping?

Beaches, Parks & Attractions

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1. Can I smoke cigarettes on Malibu beaches?
2. Where can I have a barbecue or fire?
3. Which beaches allow alcohol?
4. Where can I have a wedding on the beach?
5. May I take my dog to the beach?
6. Is it hard to find a place to park?
7. I've seen people at parties drinking - how do I get a permit for that?
8. Where is the nude beach I've heard about?
9. I received a citation for drinking on the beach. Where can I read the law?

Building Safety

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1. Who can obtain permits?
2. What does it mean to pull a permit as an "Owner / Builder?"
3. When do issued permits expire?
4. Are combination permits available from the City of Malibu?
5. Are permits needed for tile work or painting?
6. When is a Parkland Development Fee required?
7. What is a “Will Serve letter”?
8. Where is the Los Angeles County Fire Department?
9. What are the seismic loads, wind, rain, and other design factors specific to the City of Malibu?

Civic Center Wastewater Treatment Facility

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1. Why is the City making property owners connect to the sewer project?
2. What is the scientific basis for implementing this project? How do we know it will work to clean up Malibu Creek and Lagoon?
3. Why is the Winter Canyon property the preferred site for the treatment plant? Why were other sites rejected?
4. How is it safe to locate a treatment plant across the street from a school and dense multifamily development? What other examples are there of treatment plants being sited in this type of location?
5. Was any consideration given to the effects the new treatment plant will have on property values for residents across the street?
6. What are the water quality standards that will be met for treated wastewater that is used for recycling and for dispersal into the lower aquifer that flows to the ocean?
7. Are there airborne pathogens or odors that will leave the treatment plant site and affect the schools / residences across the street?
8. Are there violations in effect for the two existing treatment plants- the County-operated plant serving the condominiums and the existing plant on the new plant site?
9. Will any parking spaces lost to the injection well installation on Malibu Road be replaced?
10. Does the Phase 1 project include storage for delivery of recycled water to properties for irrigation?
11. Will Phase 2 and 3 property owners have to pay for a 10 million gallon recycled water storage tank?
12. Will Phase 2 and 3 property owners be paying for infrastructure, including recycled water storage, required for Phase 1?
13. Will Serra Canyon households be charged for use of recycled water? If Serra Canyon does not vote to hook up in Phase 2, will there be any change to the recycled water dispersal plans or constraints fo
14. How far do the Phase 1 collection and distribution systems extend?
15. Serra property owners commissioned a study that shows no impact on creek and lagoon from these properties. Why is the City requiring them to be in the prohibition zone?
16. What infrastructure will be in the floodplain and how protected is this infrastructure?
17. What happens if there is a major earthquake?
18. What will prevent sewage or treatment chemicals from spilling into the wetlands on the treatment plant site or flowing under Pacific Coast Highway if there is a power outage or a major backup?
19. What about homes that sit below the level of the street, such as in the Malibu Knolls area?

Code Enforcement

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1. What is the process once a complaint is submitted?
2. How do I submit a septic system complaint?
3. Are building permits always required?
4. What are the construction hours allowed in the City of Malibu?
5. What are the beach ordinances in Malibu?
6. What are the rules regarding habitable trailers on a property?
7. What are the laws related to abandoned and non-operative vehicles?
8. What can the City do about animal noise complaints?

Elections

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1. How do I become a registered voter in Malibu?
2. Who is responsible for conducting Malibu General Municipal Elections?
3. Where can I obtain information on elections?
4. What are the eligibility requirements to run for Malibu City Council?
5. Is there a filing fee involved for my candidacy?
6. Is there a fee for my candidate's statement?
7. What happens if I change my mind about running for office after filing the nomination paper?
8. Who can sign my nomination paper?
9. What if some of the signatures I obtain on my nomination paper are not registered voters or do not live within the City limits?
10. May I change or correct the wording or spelling on my candidate's statement after submission?
11. If I submit a voluntary candidate's statement and I change my mind, may I withdraw the statement?
12. Can someone deliver my nomination paper to the City Clerk for me?
13. How often does the City Council meet?
14. Is the City Council position paid?

Fire Services

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1. Will my gate prevent the Fire Department from getting to me in time?

Main

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1. Am I required to get a permit for a party at my home?
2. Do I need a business license to do business in Malibu?
3. How do I pay for a parking citation that I received?
4. Is the Malibu Pier open?
5. Can I apply for a U.S. passport at City Hall?
6. My neighbor is remodeling, how early may he begin work?
7. I am moving to Malibu - who do I call to hook up utilities?
8. When and where may I drop off oil and similar items for recycling?
9. When is City Hall open?
10. Where can I have a wedding in Malibu?
11. Where can I obtain a Marriage License?
12. Does Malibu Have a Rent Control Law?

View Preservation & View Restoration

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1. There are trees that are blocking my view. What can I do?
2. What is the difference between View Preservation and View Restoration?
3. If I have a Primary View Determination conducted at my property, and the view improves due to tree or foliage removal, can I get a new Primary View Determination?
4. Whose responsibility is it to pay for tree trimming, the view owner or the foliage owner?
5. If my neighbor with the trees and I reach an agreement, what do we do next?
6. Do I have to follow the View Preservation process before requesting a View Preservation Permit from the City?
7. What happens once the Planning Commission issues a View Preservation Permit for restorative action, and who enforces these permits?

Water Resources

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1. How is a TMDL developed?
2. How is it decided which waterbodies need TMDLs?
3. Who is responsible for meeting these water quality standards?

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