Just as each state has its own laws, cities have the authority to create their own laws in the form of “ordinances.” Gardena’s ordinances are assembled into a book known as the Gardena Municipal Code. This information is available to you on-line, including search capabilities to help you find the information you seek.

Ordinances are usually considered by the City Council in two consecutive meetings, first for introduction and then for final adoption. The exception are those noted as “urgency ordinances” which are presented to the City Council for immediate adoption, at a single Council meeting. Consideration of most ordinances requires a noticed public hearing and a 30-day post-adoption period before taking effect. All ordinances, except those for specific land-uses or interim application, are published in the City’s Municipal Code.

Below are the Public Notices and Introduction of Ordinances that the City Council of the City of Gardena is set to consider.

Ordinance No. Title Date Adopted
1842 An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of Gardena, California, Authorizing an Amendment to the Contract Between the Board of Administration of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (“CALPERS”) and the City of Gardena 6/14/22
1841 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GARDENA, CALIFORNIA, ADOPTING A MILITARY EQUIPMENT USE POLICY OF THE CITY OF GARDENA, CALIFORNIA GOVERNING THE USE OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT PURSUANT TO ASSEMBLY BILL 481. 5/24/22
1840 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GARDENA,CALIFORNIA, ADDING CHAPTER 18.74 TO TITLE 18, ZONING, OF THE GARDENA MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO REASONABLE
ACCOMMODATIONS POLICY AND PROCEDURES
5/24/22
1838 An Urgency Ordinance of the City of Gardena, California, Adopting Changes to Title 17 (Subdivisions) and Title 18 (Zoning) Implementing Senate Bill 9 Relating to the Creation of Urban Lot Splits and Two Residential Units Per Lot 1/11/22
1837 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Gardena, California, Repealing Chapter 18.20 of the Gardena Municipal Code, Adopting a New Updated Chapter 18.20 and Updating Chapter 2.60 of the Gardena Municipal Code to Incorporate Provisions of Senate Bill 1383 and Regulations Adopted by Calrecycle 11/16/21
1836 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Gardena, California, Adding a New Chapter 15.60 to the Gardena Municipal code Which Chapter Adopts by Reference the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance 11/16/21
1835 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Gardena, California, Changing the Date of the City’s General Municipal Election from the First Tuesday After the First Monday in March of Even-Numbered Years to the Date of the Statewide Primary Election in Even-Numbered Years, in Response to the Senate Bill 970; Adjusting Terms in Office Accordingly 11/16/21
1834 An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of Gardena, California Amending Section 18.72.050 Of The Gardena Municipal Code Relating To The Call For Review Procedures 9/28/21
1833 An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of Gardena, California Adding Chapter 2.68 To The Gardena Municipal Code Codifying The Gardena Beautification Commission 9/28/21
1832 An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of Gardena, California Amending Chapter 18.40 Of The Gardena Municipal Code Relating To Required Parking And Loading To Permit Off-Site Parking, Street Parking, Tandem, And Other Configurations With A Conditional Use Permit In Certain Circumstances 9/28/21
1831 An Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Gardena, California Adding Chapter 2.66 to the Gardena Municipal Code Codifying the Gardena Economic Business Advisory Commission 7/27/21
1830 An Ordinance of the City Council of the city of Gardena, California, amending Section 5.16.190 (Days and Hours of Operation) of Chapter 5.16 (Bingo) of Title 5 (Business Licenses and Operations) of the Gardena Municipal Code 6/8/21
1829 Adopting the most Recent Version of the Los Angeles County Fire Code As Set Forth in Title 32 of the Los Angeles County Code by Reference. 5/25/21
1828 Amending Chapter 18.58 of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to Digital Billboards, Amending the Zoning Map of the City of Gardena, Approving a Specific Plan, Including the Site Plan, and Approving a Development Agreement With DIN/CAL 4, INC. Relating to the Development of up to 265 Dwelling Units. 5/11/21
1827 Amending Section 8.08.035 (Amendment of Section 7802.3) of Chapter 8.08 (Fire Code) and Amending Sections 8.16.010 (Definitions), 8.16.020 (Permit – Required), Section 8.16.130 (Dates and Hours of Sale and Use), 8.16.0150 (Prohibitions On Discharge), 8.16.170 (Violation – Penalty) and Adding Section 8.16.155 (Social Host Liability) of Chapter 8.16 (Fireworks) of Title 8 (Health and Safety) of the Gardena Municipal Code 4/27/21
1825 Making Changes to Title 18, Zoning, of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to Amenity Hotels and Other Minor Revisions 4/13/21
1824 Approving Zone Change #3-20 Rezoning the Property Located at 1108 W. 141st Street From Medium (R-3) and High (R-4) Density Multiple-Family Residential to General Commercial (C-3) With a Mixed Use Overlay (MUO) 1/12/21
1823 Approving Zone Change #1019 Changing the Zoning of Property Located at 1335, 1337, 1341, and 1343 West  141st Street from Low and Medium Density Residential (R-1/R-3) to High Density Residential (R-4) 12/15/20
1822 Approving Zone Change #2-20 Changing the Zoning of a Property Located at 13615, 13619, and 13633 Vermont Avenue from General Commercial (C-3) to High Density Residential (R-4) 12/15/20
1821 Adding Chapter 18.57 to the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to the Low Barrier Navigation Centers 1/12/21
1820 Making Additional Changes to Title 18, Zoning, of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to Residential Development and Time Extensions for Entitlements 8/11/20
1819 Relating to a Temporary Moratorium on Evicting Tenants Due to Causes Related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency and Declaring the Ordinance to be an Emergency Measure to Take Effect Immediately Upon Adoption 3/26/20
1818 Amending Chapter 17.20 of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating To Park and Recreation Dedication and Fees 5/26/20
1817 Amending Chapter 18.43 of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to Density Bonus Provisions 5/26/20
1816 Amending Section 5.24.170 of the Gardena Municipal Code Regarding Card Club Employee Work Permits 2/25/20
1815 Repealing Chapter 15.04 of the Gardena Municipal Code and Adopting a New Chapter 15.04 Which Adopts by Reference the 2019 California State Buildings Standards Code, with Amendments, Excepts Part 9, and Readopts Section 15.04.020 Relating to Fees 2/11/20
1814 Amending the Zoning Provisions of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to Accessory Dwelling Units in Accordance with State Law 1/28/20
1813 Amending Chapter 5.36 of the Gardena Municipal Code Regarding Film Production Permitting Procedures 11/26/19
1812 Adding Chapter 14.17 to the Gardena Municipal Code to Temporarily Prohibit No-Fault Evictions Through December 31, 2019 – PRESS RELEASE 11/12/19
1811 Enacting a Transactions and Use Tax (Sales Tax) to be Administered by the Department of Tax and Fee Administration, Subject to Adoption by the Electorate 2/11/20
1807 Making Changes to Chapter 18.19 Mixed use Overlay Zone, of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to Transitional and Supportive Housing 9/10/19
1805 Adopting Chapter 18.70 to Regulate Wireless Facilities Deployments on Private Property, Public Property, and in the Public Rights-of-Way, and Amending Chapter 18.04, Chapter 18.22, Chapter 18.24, Chapter 18.26, Chapter 18.30, Chapter 18.32, Chapter 18.34, Chapter 18.36, and Chapter 18.44, all as Related to Wireless Facilities 7/23/19
1804 Approving zone changes to Title 18, zoning, of the Gardena Municipal Code relating primarily to residential development 5/28/2019
1803 Approving zone change #2-18 changing the zoning of a 3.9 gross acre site at 14031 S. Vermont Ave., 1101 W. 141st St., and 1017 W. 141st St. to medium-density multiple-family residential (R-3) 4/9/2019
1802 Amending Section 1.20.010 and 1.20.020 of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to Administrative Fines for Violations Relating to Illegal Cultivation of Cannabis 2/12/2019
1801 Regarding Property Owner Responsibility to Maintain Trees, Shrubs, and Sidewalks in a Non-Hazardous Condition 2/12/2019
1797 Amending Chapter 8.20 of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to Solid Waste and Recyclable Collection and Disposal and Amending Section 18.42.130 of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to Refuse Enclosures 11/13/2018
1799 Amending Sections 14.04.030, 14.04.050, and 14.04.280 of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to Qualifications of Rent Mediation Board Members and Notice of Mediation Procedures 08/28/2018
1798 Amending Sections 15.44.020, 15.44.040, and 15.44.050 of the Gardena Municipal Code to Eliminate Out-of-Date Cross References 08/14/2018
1795 Placing the Deputy City Clerk and Deputy City Treasurer Positions Under the Authority of the City Manager 06/26/2018
1792 Amending Chapter 18.40 of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to Off-Street Parking and Loading and Amending Chapter 18.68 of the Gardena Municipal Code Relating to Transportation Demand Management 04/24/2018
1791 Repealing Chapter 15.04 of the Gardena Municipal Code and Adopting a New Chapter 15.04 Which Adopts By Reference the 2016 California State Building Code with Amendments; Adopting By Reference the International Property Maintenance Code; Adopting By Reference The Uniform Building Security Code; and Adopting By Reference the 2017 Los Angeles County Fire Code 03/27/2018
1790 Amending Section 13.40.010 of the Gardena Municipal Code to Adopt by Reference the 2018 Edition of “The Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction, The Green Book.” 04/10/2018
1789 Reaffirming Authorization to Collect Public, Educational, and Governmental (“PEG”) Fees 02/27/2018
1788 Reaffirming Authorization to Collect Public, Educational, and Governmental (“PEG”) Fees 02/13/2018
1786 Amending Sections 1.20.120, 8.64.010, and 8.34.020 of the Gardena Municipal Code, Regarding Abatement of Nuisances 02/27/2018
1785 Amending Chapters 8.08 and 8.16 of the Gardena Municipal Code Regarding Safe and Sane Fireworks 02/13/2018
1784 Amending Sections 10.28.290 and 10.28.386 and Adding Section 10.28.387 of the Gardena Municipal Code to Establish Restricted Parking Zones on Certain Streets in the City 01/23/2018

You may view a complete copy of the Gardena Municipal Code with keyword search capability by viewing the Gardena Municipal Code.

The Gardena Municipal Code is updated routinely. Ordinances that have been approved by Council (adopted) but not yet published in the Code can be accessed by visiting the Office of the City Clerk located at 1700 West 162nd Street, Room 106, Gardena or by calling (310) 217-9565.