The City Council is empowered by state law to adopt ordinances, so long as they do not conflict with the state constitution, state laws or federal laws. Ordinances are the most binding form of action taken by the City Council. Approval of most ordinances requires two separate readings at least five days apart. Once adopted, an ordinance generally takes effect 30 days after final passage and remains in place until and unless it is revised or repealed by a subsequent ordinance. During this 30-day period, the public can use the referendum process to repeal the law.

The majority of ordinances create or revise city laws. These laws are contained in the municipal code (http://qcode.us/codes/lawndale/). Ordinances that amend the municipal code are incorporated into the code book periodically. Ordinances that have not yet been incorporated into the code are identified by the CodeAlert feature.

Ordinances Introduced.
  • ORDINANCE NO. 1152-19 would update the City's official posting locations for ordinances, resolutions and notices. This ordinance was introduced by the City Council on January 7, 2019.

Ordinances to be Considered for Adoption.
  • ORDINANCE NO. 1152-19 would update the City's official posting locations for ordinances, resolutions and notices. This ordinance is to be considered for adoption by the City Council on February 4, 2019. If adopted, the ordinance will take effect 30 days after adoption.
Ordinances Adopted.
  • INTERIM URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 1153-19 establishes a 45-day temporary moratorium on the operation of motorized scooter programs within the City Limits and declares the urgency thereof and was adopted on January 7, 2019, taking effect immediately.

  • ORDINANCE NO. 1150-18 raises the dollar amount for certain public projects eligible for informal bidding procedures and was adopted on December 18, 2018.
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