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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Videos of Dark Sky Presentations to Help Residents and Businesses Meet the Oct. 15 Deadline

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VIDEOS - VIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS TO HELP RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES COMPLY WITH DARK sky REQUIREMENTS

Videos are available of the two virtual educational presentations the City hosted to help residents and businesses be able to comply with the City's Dark Sky requirements by the October 15, 2022 deadline. Watch the residential properties presentation. Watch the commercial and multifamily properties presentation. The City's Dark Sky Ordinance is meant to protect Malibu’s wildlife, habitat and quality of life from light pollution. Requirements include light fixtures that are fully shielded, have low color temperature, and direct light downwards.  

FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

FOR commercial & multifamily PROPERTIES


THE BASIC STEPS TO GET INTO COMPLIANCE

Here’s how to get started:   

  • Check all of your outdoor light fixtures, which must be fully shielded, have low color temperature, and direct light downwards to see if any adjustments need to be made. The guidelines and all other information are available at MalibuCity.org/DarkSky
  • Submit a Dark Sky Planning Application to the Planning Department. Applications can be found online at MalibuCity.org/DarkSkyApplication. Completed applications can be submitted to mplanning@malibucity.org. For questions or assistance, contact staff at 310-456-2489, ext. 485 or mplanning@malibucity.org
  • Submit an Electrical Plan Check Review Request to Building Safety online at Malibucity.org/BPApplication.


Dark Sky Ordinance Compliance Deadlines Extended to October 15, 2022

The Malibu City Council on January 10, 2022 extended the deadlines for commercial, residential, and institutional zoning districts to comply with the City’s Dark Sky Ordinance to October 15, 2022. The extension is in response to concerns about non-compliance and community feedback requesting more time and information about the requirements. The Dark Sky Ordinance is meant to reduce light pollution to protect Malibu’s wildlife, habitats and quality of life. Requirements include light fixtures that are fully shielded, have low color temperature, and direct light downwards.  The compliance period for gas stations remains October 15, 2019. 

City staff is ready to assist anyone who needs information or guidance by phone or email at TEaton@malibucity.org or 310-456-2489, ext. 273. 

For more information about the Dark Sky Ordinance, including planning applications, Dark Sky requirements by zoning district, outdoor lighting basics, meetings and contact information, and to sign up for Dark Sky Ordinance e-notifications, visit the Dark Sky webpage.