Dark Sky Ordinance

Dark Sky

Project Overview

The Dark Sky Ordinance, regulates 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.

Community Meetings & Public Input

The Dark Sky Ordinance was reviewed by the Zoning Ordinances Revisions and Code Enforcement Subcommittee (ZORACES), Planning Commission and City Council.

  • May 29, 2018 - City Council 
  • May 14, 2018 - City Council 
  • April 23, 2018 - City Council
  • March 19, 2018 - Planning Commission 
  • July 17, 2017 - Planning Commission  
  • June 6, 2017 - City Council & Planning Commission Tour
  • June 7, 2017  - City Council & Planning Commission Workshop 
  • February 28, 2017 - ZORACES 
  • August 23, 2016 - ZORACES
  • May 19, 2016 - ZORACES
  • September 8, 2014 - City Council 
  • April 16, 2014 - City Council
  • November 25, 2013
    May 24, 2013 - Administration and Finance Subcommittee 
  • April 30, 2013 - ZORACES 
  • April 8, 2013 - City Council

Additional Resources

Dark Sky Ordinance - Ordinance No. 434