Dark Sky Ordinance

Dark Sky

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 Presented to Council - April 23, 2018

Planning Commission's Proposed Ordinance - March 2018

Draft Ordinance - March 2018

Draft Ordinance - July 2017

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), Planning Commission and City Council. On April 23, 2018, the City Council adopted the proposed ordinance with modifications. The second reading of the final ordinance will be considered by the City Council on May 14, 2018.  

city council Hearings

Planning Commission Hearings

Proposed Ordinance Dark Sky Tour & Workshop

Previous Meetings

Additional Resources