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an ordinance generally takes effect 30 days after final passage and remains in place until and unless it is revised or repealed by a subsequent ordinance.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.
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Ordinances Adopted.
  • ORDINANCE NO. 1139-17 amends the municipal code to prohibit the rental of any residence or room in a residence for less than 30 days in all residential zones in the City and was adopted on June 5, 2017.

  • ORDINANCE NO. 1140-17 amends standards for awarding density bonuses for residential developments that include affordable units or units restricted for senior citizens to reflect changes in state law and was adopted on June 5, 2017.
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