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an ordinance generally takes effect 30 days after final passage and remains in place until and unless it is revised or repealed by a subsequent ordinance.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.
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Ordinances to be Considered for Adoption.
  • INTERIM URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 1158-19 will immediately provide a 45-day interim regulation regarding wireless telecommunications facilities in the right-of-way (ROW) with design standards and special procedures for small wireless facilities to comply with new standards imposed by the FCC, until a new chapter is added to Title 12 of the Lawndale Municipal Code to do the same.


Ordinances Adopted.

  • INTERIM URGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 1155-19 extends for 10 months and 15 days a temporary moratorium on the operation of motorized scooter programs within the City Limits and declare the urgency thereof and was adopted on January 7, 2019, taking effect immediately.
  • ORDINANCE NO. 1156-19 will update the permitting of Taxicab Companies in the City of Lawndale. This ordinance is to be considered for adoption by the City Council on February 19, 2019. If adopted, the ordinance will take effect 30 days after adoption.

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