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Dark Sky Ordinance

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Project Overview

The Dark Sky Ordinance would regulate outdoor lighting through the adoption of comprehensive citywide outdoor lighting standards into Title 17 (Zoning) of the Malibu Municipal Code.

The goals of the ordinance are to:
  • Provide safe and effective levels of outdoor lighting; 
  • Curtail light pollution to preserve enjoyment of the nighttime sky and the City’s rural environment; 
  • Avoid impacts to wildlife and natural habitats; and 
  • Promote the City’s goal of conserving energy and natural resources. 

Proposed Ordinance
         Draft Ordinance - May 2017
         Draft Ordinance Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Handout

Community Meetings & Public Input

The proposed ordinance has been reviewed by the Zoning Ordinances Revisions and Code Enforcement Subcommittee (ZORACES). In addition, the City held a Joint City Council and Planning Commission tour/workshop (details below) to discuss the proposed ordinance. After public input is received and the draft ordinance is complete, the proposed ordinance will be scheduled for public hearings by the Planning Commission, and City Council. 

Proposed Ordinance Darks Sky Tour and Workshop
 Additional Resources                 




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Jessica Colvard
Associate Planner
Ph: 310-456-2489, ext. 234

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