Outdoor Lighting Regulations in California
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This page contains a list of Cities and Counties with references to specific section of ordinances relating to outdoor lighting and in some case to lighting in general.

The Evaluation columns indicate the degree to which the following four topics addressed.
(1) light pollution   (2) light trespass  (3) glare  (4) enforcement
Lower Case+No Bold = no or poor consideration     
Caps+Lower Case+
No Bold= some consideration     
Caps+Bold
= fully addressed
Outdoor Lighting Ordinances or Elements are usually rate Caps+Bold.

LP = Light Pollution is fully or well addressed  Lp =
Light Pollution is partly addressed or some consideration is given  lp = not addressed
LT = Light
Trespass is fully or well addressed  Lt = Light Trespass is partly addressed or some consideration is given   lt = not addressed
GL = Glare is fully or well addressed  Gl = Glare is partly addressed or some consideration is given   gl = not addressed
EN = Enforcement is fully or well addressed  En = Enforcement is partly addressed or some consideration is given   en = not addressed

This page is supplemented by the following new pages or links -
Related  Links,  a section of this page with links to city, county, state and planning links
General Plan Notes,  a new page dedicated to General Plans containing references to Light Pollution and Outdoor Lighting.
Environmental Impact Report Notes,
a new page dedicated to Environmental Impact Reports (EIR) and their use by Dark Sky Advocates.
U.S.A. State Laws Adopted and Proposed, a new page providing historic and new links that have been removed from the IDA page of the same name.


County Ordinances and City Links by County -

County Outdoor Lighting References  Evaluation  Referenced Document 
Alameda





County Code
Top Alameda





Albany





Berkeley





Dublin





Emeryville





Fremont





Hayward





Livermore





Newark





Oakland    Outdoor Lighting Standards adopted 02 NOV 2001,     Street Lights  



Municipal Code

Piedmont




Alpine





Top No Cities




Amador





Top Amador




Ione




Jackson




Plymouth




Sutter Creek




Butte County Code (LexisNexis),  Butte County Code Review

Development Services (Planning)
General Plan Page
BUTTE COUNTY GENERAL PLAN 2030 May 17, 2007 Public Workshop
       Page 6  Question #5H,  Solution,  "Establish a lighting ordinance to address light pollution."
Photo 10 displayed light pollution, which was identified as a problem in Butte County. (.pgd)




County Code
Top Biggs




Chico
Planning Department





Gridley
General Plan Update Website 




Gridley Chamber 
Oroville   




Municipal Code
Paradise,  Community Development




Paradise Chamber 
Calaveras Review of county code sections relating to Outdoor Lighting  
General Plan Page     General Plan Workshop Summary #2 (.pdf) (search for "Light Pollution")
Planning Department
Copperopolis Community Plan  (.pdf) (search for "Lighting" & "light trespass")
Sawmill Lake Draft Specific Plan (.pdf) (search for "Lighting" & "Exterior Lighting")
An exclent statement in the Sawmill Lake Draft Specific Plan -- Page 34
Design and placement of area lighting should minimize glare and spill on
Open Space areas, adjacent properties, buildings and roadways.
Copper Mill Development Staff Report (.pdf) (search for "Lighting" & "light trespass")

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Top Angles Camp





Colusa





Top Colusa





Williams




Contra Costa




County Code
Top
Antioch





Brentwood




Clayton




Concord




Danville   



Municipal Code
El Cerrito  



Municipal Code
Hercules




Lafayette   



Municipal Code
Martinez




Moraga




Oakley




Orinda




Pinole




Pittsburg




Pleasant Hill




Richmond




San Pablo




San Ramon





Walnut Creek



Planning & Zoning Code
Del Norte





Top Crescent City  




Municipal Code
El Dorado County Code Section 17.14.170 Outdoor Lighting Std., 19 SEP 02
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Top Placerville      Adopted, first reading 08 Jan 2002
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South Lake Tahoe




Fresno





County Code
Top Clovis




Coalinga




Firebaugh




Fowler




Fresno




Huron




Kerman




Kingsburg




Mendota




Orange Cove




Parlier




Reedley




Sanger




San Joaquin




Selma




Glenn





Top Orland




Willows



Chamber
Humboldt





Top Arcata




Blue Lake




Eureka




Ferndale




Fortuna




Rio Dell




Trinidad




Imperial




Ordinances
Top Brawley




Calexico




Calipatria




El Centro




Holtville




Imperial




Westmorland




Inyo





Top Bishop




Kern
General Plan, Land Use, Conservation, and Open Space Element
Local Quick Notes - Kern River Valley Specific PlanKern Co. Quick Notes




County Code
Top Arvin





Bakersfield




California City




Delano




Maricopa




Mcfarland




Ridgecrest




Shafter




Taft



Chanber
Tehachapi




Wasco




Kings





Top Avenal




Corcoran




Hanford




Lemoore  ( references in General Plan Notes )





Lemoore AFB





Lake




Lake County Code
Top Clearlake




Lakeport




Lassen
Ordinance under consideration, General Plan & Ordinance References (.pdf  68k)





Top Susanville




Los Angeles
Large number of section relating to lighting



LACounty Code
Top  Agoura Hills, Alhambra, Arcadia, Artesia, Avalon, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell,
Bellflower, Bell Gardens





Beverly Hills  Lighting References - Sec. 5-6.1101 lp LT gl
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Municipal Code
Bradbury, Burbank, Calabasas, Carson, Cerritos, Claremont, Commerce, Compton,
Covina, Cudahy, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey





Duarte   



Municipal Code
El Monte, El Segundo, Gardena, Glendale, Glendora, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne,
Hermosa Beach, Hidden Hills, Huntington Park, Industry, Inglewood, Irwindale,
La Canada Flintridge, La Habra Heights, Lakewood, La Mirada, Lancaster,
La Puente, La Verne, Lawndale, Lomita, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Lynwood,
Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Maywood, Monrovia, Montebello, Monterey Park,
Norwalk,  Palmdale, Palos Verdes Estates, Paramount, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rosemead,
San Dimas,San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Clarita, Santa Fe Springs,
Santa Monica, Sierra Madre, Signal Hill, South El Monte, South Gate, South Pasadena
Temple City, Torrance, Vernon, Walnut, West Covina,
  
  
  
  
  
 
West Hollywood, Recently improved ordinance   Section 19.20.100 - Outdoor Lighting  Notes (local) 




  
Westlake Village,




  
Whittier




Madera
Madera at on time was considering a OLO - status unknown





Top Chowchilla  



Municipal Code
Madera




Marin
Should have Ordinance to protect National Monument ,
efforts underway to address Light Pollution in General Plan
Lighting Design Technical Criteria & Marin County Civic Center (.pdf)




County Code
Top Belvedere




Corte Madera




Fairfax




Larkspur




Mill Valley




Novato




Ross




San Anselmo




San Rafael




Sausalito




Tiburon




Mariposa
Ordinance under Consideration






No Cities




Mendocino




County Code
Top Fort Bragg




Point Arena




Ukiah




Willits




Merced





Top Atwater




Dos Palos




Gustine




Livingston




Los Banos




Merced




Modoc Modoc County Planning Department






Top Alturas




Mono




County Code
Top Mammoth Lakes  
Chapter 17.34 OUTDOOR LIGHTING , adopted 07 May 2003
Local Skykeepers copy - Chapter 17.34 OUTDOOR LIGHTING
See also General Plan Notes page for General Plan Update February 2007
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Monterey




County Code
Top Carmel-By-The-Sea




Del Rey Oaks




Gonzales




Greenfield




King City




Marina




Monterey




Pacific Grove




Salinas




Sand City




SeasideGeneral Plan August 2004 Conservation/Open Space Element Page COS-21 and COS-35 (.pdf)
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Soledad




Napa





Top American Canyon




Calistoga




Napa




Saint Helena




Yountville




Nevada Nevada County General Plan and Zoning Ordinance  (skykeeper copy)
General Plan  adopted 1996
Zoning Ordinance  Chapter 2 of the Land Use and Development Code. (.pdf 2MB)
Page 166 Sec. L-II 4.2.8 Lighting

Additional Lighting Refferences in Zoning Regulations notes (skykeeper copy)

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Top Grass Valley




Nevada City



Chanber
Truckee  Title 18 - Development Code (notes)        Review of Truckee Codes in Work




Truckee General Plan Update
Town of Truckee
Orange
Zoning Ord.  Co. & Cities Presently Under Review  8 FEB 02          Zoning Ordinance
Top Aliso Viejo





Anaheim




Brea




Buena Park




Costa Mesa




Cypress




Dana Point



Municipal Code
Fountain Valley



Municipal Code
Fullerton




Garden Grove




Huntington Beach




Irvine




Laguna Beach  (PLANNING COMMISSION STAFF REPORT 4/20/05, General Plan Actions "Form of a City-Appointed Environment Committee to advise the city on general environmental Concerns, such as water, air, noise and light pollution, view protection and open space.
Zoning Code
25.28.030 Property development standards.
(J) Exterior Lighting (public utility lighting is exempt from these standards).
(1) Lighting fixtures shall be limited to a maximum height of twelve feet. All exterior lighting (except for security lighting) shall not be illuminated when facilities are closed.
(2) All lighting shall be designed and located so as to confine direct rays to premises.
21.16.400 Ornamental street lighting system.
There shall be an ornamental street lighting system, including standards and fixtures, in accordance with the quality and degree of illumination acceptable to the city. ...
25.35.080 Design review development standards.
10) All exterior lighting should relate to the design of the structure, and the light emitted shall not adversely affect neighboring properties, exceed that reasonably necessary for security purposes, nor detract from the aesthetics of the property.
25.19.010 and 25.21.008 and 25.25.010 - Performance standards. (others)
(E)(G) Commercial signage shall be designed so as not to interfere with residential areas. This shall involve the lighting, location, orientation and size of signs. (Ord. 1150 § 1 (part), 1988).




Municipal Code
Laguna Hills   



Municipal Code
Laguna Niguel




Laguna Woods




La Habra   



Municipal Code
Lake Forest    



Municipal Code
La Palma   



Municipal Code
Los Alamitos     Lighting References in Municipal Code lp lt gl en Review Municipal Code
Mission Viejo





Newport Beach  




Municipal Code
Orange    



Municipal Code
Placentia   




Municipal Code
Rancho Santa Margarita




San Clemente  




Municipal Code
San Juan Capistrano   Sec. 9-3.614. Exterior lighting standards    Municipal Code LP LT GL en
Santa Ana




Seal Beach




Stanton




Tustin




Villa Park




Westminster




Yorba Linda




Placer Placer County  and Rural ,  Design Guides  (2 docs) 14 JAN 02  Placer County Code Lp Lt gl en Zoning Ordinance
Top Auburn




Colfax




Lincoln




Loomis   



Municipal Code
Rocklin   



Municipal Code
Roseville




Plumas





Top Portola  



Municipal Code
Riverside Ordinance No. 655, Regulating Light Pollution (Adopted: 6-7-88)   (Ref.County Code LP LT GL en County Ordinance
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Banning  




Municipal Code
Beaumont




Blythe   



Municipal Code
Calimesa




Canyon Lake




Cathedral City




Coachella    



Municipal Code
Corona




Desert Hot Springs




Hemet




Indian Wells  Lighting Standards Title 22 Resources Management, 1996 LP LT GL en Code of Ordinances
Indio



Chanber
Lake Elsinore




La Quinta    Chapter 9.100.150 Outdoor lighting LP LT GL EN Municipal Code
Moreno Valley





Murrieta




Norco    



Municipal Code
Palm Desert  Chapter 24.16 OUTDOOR LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS  & Lighting References LP LT GL en Review Municipal Code
Palm Springs    93.21.00 Outdoor lighting standards   93.01.01 Tennis courts



Municipal Code
Perris   



Municipal Code
Rancho Mirage   



Municipal Code
Riverside




San Jacinto




Temecula  



Municipal Code
Sacramento
Sacramento Co. General Plan 2007 Update to include outdoor lighting     Cities in the County
General Plan Update Web Site,  see Land Use Element,  Page 54 (.pdf 4.1MB)proposed wording




County Code
Top Citrus HeightsCommunity Development Dept.
Zoning Code Chapter 106.35 - Outdoor Lighting (.pdf),  Effective Nov 5. 2006
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Elk Grove     Planning Dept.       
    Zoning Code Chapter 23.56 Lighting    Review of ZC23.56
    Elk Grove Design Guidelines,   Review of EGDGs Lighting
Comments:  Elk Grove is doing a good job but could do more.   Deserves a  Well done!

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Folsom      Lighting References in Municipal Code lp Lt gl en
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Planning Department, General Plan UpdateWorkshop Schedules (.pdf)





Isleton




Rancho Cordova   Review of Rancho Cordova Design Guides (Lighting)
Comments:  Rancho Cordova is doing a good job but could do more.  Deserves a  Well done!
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SacramentoQuick-Review - City of Sacramento Municipal Code
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San Benito

Outdoor Lighting Ordinance Chapter 32  Adopted 06 Nov. 2001 
Planning Commmision action March 15, 2006 page 4
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Allows Mercury Vapor, not  good.
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Hollister  General Plan see POLICIES 64, 66, 67 page 97





San Juan Bautista




San Bernardino
Ordinance No. 3900, adopted 23 SEP 2003,  as Proposed.pdf   LP LT GL en County Codes
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Apple Valley      ( Has  ordinance )



Chanber
Yucca Valley  Ordinance No. 90 (Mar.1998) LP LT GL EN
Adelanto




Barstow   




Municipal Code
Big Bear Lake     Big Bear Lake Municipal Code - Lighting References



Municipal Code
Chino 



Municipal Code
Chino Hills   



Municipal Code
Colton   




Municipal Code
Fontana




Grand Terrace




Hesperia     16.16.480 Specific land use standards (Outdoor Lighting).



Hesperia Municipal Code
Highland




Loma Linda




Municipal Code
Montclair





Needles



Chamber
Ontario




Rancho Cucamonga




Redlands




Rialto




Municipal Code
San Bernardino




Twentynine Palms




Upland




Victorville    " 8) Lighting. All lighting is to be shielded and confined within the property line."



Municipal Code
Yucaipa





San Diego IDA Information Sheet 57, May 92 LP LT GL en Zoning Ordinance
Top Carlsbad    



Municipal Code
Chula Vista   Chapter 17.28 UNNECESSARY LIGHTS





Coronado




Del Mar




El Cajon




Encinitas




Escondido               ARTICLE 35. OUTDOOR LIGHTING 





Imperial Beach      Chapter 19.56 LIGHTING REGULATIONS





La Mesa  




Municipal Code
Lemon Grove




National City   



Municipal Code
Oceanside      Chapter 39 LIGHT POLLUTION REGULATIONS




Poway





San Diego  (IDA Information Sheet 37, Jan.91)   Municipal Code Chapter 14 (pdf)
LP LT GL en Municipal Code
San Marcos




Santee   



Municipal Code
Solana Beach




Vista




San Francisco





Top City and County of San Francisco   Planning Code, Volume I    Planning Code, Volume II
Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services
Access the San Francisco Municipal Codes Index
Other notes: Lights Out San Francisco





San Joaquin





Top Escalon





Lathrop  




Municipal Code
Lodi          Lighting References in Municipal Code     Lodi Municipal Code(lexisnexis) lp Lt Gl en Review Municipal Code
Manteca   



Municipal Code
Ripon




Stockton




Tracy  



Municipal Code
San Luis Obispo





Top Arroyo Grande




Atascadero




El Paso De Robles




Grover Beach




Morro Bay




Pismo Beach





San Luis Obispo



Zoning Regulations
San Mateo




County Code
Top Atherton
Belmont
Brisbane
Burlingame
Colma
Daly City
East Palo Alto
Foster City
Half Moon Bay
Hillsborough
Menlo Park
Millbrae
Pacifica
Portola Valley
Redwood City
San Bruno
San Carlos
San Mateo
South San Francisco
Woodside





Santa Barbara




County Code
Top Buellton    ( Has  ordinance )




Carpinteria    ( Has  ordinance )  





Goleta   General Plan  Visual and Historic Resources Eelement (Ref. Light Pollution) Page 6.16







  Goleta Valley






Guadalupe




Lompoc





Santa Barbara  (Dec 97) (Cal-IDA scan) Ordinance No. 5035  & Resolution No. 97-149 LP LT GL en
Santa Maria




Solvang    ( May have ordinance )




Santa Clara





Top Campbell
Cupertino
Gilroy
Los Altos
Los Altos Hills
Los Gatos
Milpitas
Monte Sereno
Morgan Hill





Mountain View  Lighting References in City Code (Bad Link - checking)
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Palo Alto




San Jose



Zoning Code
Santa Clara
Saratoga
Sunnyvale





Santa Cruz




County Code
Top Capitola





Santa Cruz




Scotts Valley




Watsonville




Shasta Planning Division,   Title 17 Zoning   Shasta Co  Dev Stds (local copy) Lp
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Review of Zoning
Top Anderson





Redding  Planning DepartmentMunicipal Code & Zoning Review
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Municipal Code
Shasta Lake    



Municipal Code
Sierra





Top Loyalton




Siskiyou




County Code
Top Dorris





Dunsmuir




Etna




Fort Jones




Montague




Mount Shasta




Tulelake




Weed




Yreka  



Municipal Code
Solano





Top Benicia




Dixon




Fairfield




Rio Vista




Suisun City




Vacaville




Vallejo




Sonoma

General Plan Update Notes ,  Comments relating to Light and Glare 17 Oct 02 (.pdf)
General Plan Update Notes,  Comments relating to Light and Glare 15 Aug 02 (.pdf)
Sonoma County Code




PRMD Homepage
Genaral Plan Update
Zoning Regulations
Coastal Zoning
Top Cloverdale
Cotati
Healdsburg
Petaluma
Rohnert Park
Santa Rosa
Sebastopol
Sonoma
Windsor





Stanislaus





Top Ceres
Hughson
Modesto
Newman
Oakdale
Patterson
Riverbank
Turlock
Waterford





Sutter





Top Live Oak
Yuba City





Tehama





Top Corning





Red Bluff




Tehama




Trinity






No Cities




Tulare





 Top Dinuba
Exeter
Farmersville
Lindsay
Porterville
Tulare






Visalia



City Ordinance
Woodlake




Tuolumne






Sonora




Ventura
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Cities in Ventura County




Codified Ordinances
Camarillo





Fillmore




Moorpark




Ojai




Oxnard   -  General Plan Update starting  May 1, 2007
search      GP has "more lighting", "more lighting", "more lighting"
"lighting" filetype:pdf site:www.westplanning.com/docs/oxnard





Port Hueneme




San Buenaventura




Santa Paula




Simi Valley




Thousand Oaks



Municipal Code
Ventura




Yolo





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Davis   ORDINANCE 1966, SERIES 1998 (Nov. 98)  Dec. 9, 1998
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West Sacramento 




Municipal Code
Winters    



Municipal Code
Woodland



City Code
Yuba





Top Marysville




Wheatland





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General Plans Notes
DRAFT Model Light Pollution and Radiation Safety Element for a General Plan, 
By David J. Dilworth HOPE Web Site.

List of General Plan & Environmental Impact Reports referencing lighting, is in additon to this page and contains Cities and Counties.

Counties With Reference to Outdoor Lighting or Light Pollution in the General Plan or GP review comments.

El Dorado Co. -- See List of General Plan & Environmental Impact Reports referencing lighting.

Kern Co. --  General Plan, Land Use, Conservation, and Open Space Element (.pdf link)  --   (see 1.10.7 Light and Glare)
Lassen Co. --  General Plan & Ordinance References (.pdf  68k) -- Very Good

Nevada Co.  -- General Plan (.pdf)  adopted 1996
Chapter 18: Aesthetics    Volume I - Page 193
Habitats throughout the county have been modified by human activity.  The ... noise and night lighting have served to reduce the habitat
values throughout the area. ...
Chapter 18: Aesthetics    Volume I - Page 193 (.pdf)
Policy 18.10 New and replacement road system lighting shall utilize fixtures and light sources that minimize night-time light pollution, without compromising traffic safety.
Policy 18.11    New Commercial, Industrial and Multiple Family development shall utilize fixtures and light sources that minimize night time light pollution.

Sacramento Co. - Proposed  Land Use Element,  Page 54 (.pdf 4.1MB)
LIGHT POLLUTION
Objective: Reduced levels of light pollution in both new and existing communities.
Intent: Nighttime lighting provides safety and comfort to communities and their residents, but excess and misdirected light creates the phenomenon known as light pollution. An increasing problem for metropolitan areas, light pollution is light not targeted for a specific task, creating an unhealthy and unsightly environment. This light originates from a number of sources including interior and exterior lighting on buildings, lights associated with advertising, streetlights, sporting venues and shopping centers. There are number of environmental, ecological, quality of life, and human health implications associated with light pollution. Excess nighttime light wastes energy and harms the integrity of ecosystems. Artificial light interrupts the biological clock of organisms that depend on light (or lack thereof) to trigger behavioral activities. Upward-directed light creates skyglow above cities, impairing the view of the night sky, stars and planets. As Sacramento County continues to grow, efforts can be taken to reduce excess and inappropriate light on the surrounding social and biological environment by ensuring lighting structures are designed to limit the distribution of forward light, backlight and uplight.
Policy:
LU-33. Strive to achieve a natural nighttime environment and an uncompromised public view of the night sky by reducing light pollution.
Implementation Measure:
A. Address and incorporate outdoor lighting measures in any Zoning Code update, community and specific plans, corridor plans, district plans, transit station plans or any other planning programs.

San Diego Co. --  General Plan Conservation Element CHAPTER 7 ASTRONOMICAL DARK SKY  Page X-85
"FINDING 6 Light pollution is cumulative in that the sky brightness that already exists is
increased by each new source. It is incorrect to say that a little additional light will be
lost in the glow that presently exists -- it will simply add to it."

Sonoma Co. 
-- See List of General Plan & Environmental Impact Reports referencing lighting.

Various Cities
With Reference to Outdoor Lighting or Light Pollution in the General Plan or GP review comments.-- See List of General Plan & Environmental Impact Reports referencing lighting.

Crescent City - General Plan Final EIR see page 6-32 

Goleta    -  General Plan  Visual and Historic Resources Eelement (Ref. Light Pollution) Page 6.16 (.pdf)
VH 4.12 Lighting. [GP] Outdoor lighting fixtures shall be designed, located, aimed downward
or toward structures (if properly shielded), retrofitted if feasible, and maintained in
order to prevent over-lighting, energy waste, glare, light trespass, and sky glow. The
following standards shall apply:
a. Outdoor lighting shall be the minimum number of fixtures and intensity needed
for the intended purpose. Fixtures shall be fully shielded and have full cut off
lights to minimize visibility from public viewing areas and prevent light pollution
into residential areas or other sensitive uses such as wildlife habitats or migration
routes.
b. Direct upward light emission shall be avoided to protect views of the night sky.
c. Light fixtures used in new development shall be appropriate to the architectural
style and scale and compatible with the surrounding area.
VH-IA-2 ... The Design Guidelines should also address outdoor lighting, including quality and quantity
of illumination levels, glare, light pollution, energy efficiency, safety, and security.

City of Hollister , San Benito Co
Hollister  General Plan see POLICIES 64, 66, 67 page 97
General Plan,  POLICIES 64, 66, 67 page 97
Visual Qualities
64. Hollister shall review all development applications to determine the visual impacts associated
with the proposed development, and shall ensure that all adverse visual impacts are mitigated
to the maximum extent feasible prior to granting development approval. (III.M)

65. Hollister shall require that new utility and distribution lines into individual development
projects be placed underground. (SAP)

66. Hollister shall require those proposing new development to use high-pressure sodium (HPS)
lighting for all street, pathway and parking lighting. (SAP)

67. Hollister shall require those proposing new development to fully shield and install all outdoor
lighting fixtures so that no light is emitted above the horizontal plane running through the top
of the source of illumination. (SAP)

Oxnard   -  General Plan Update starting  May 1, 2007
The GP has "more lighting", "more lighting", and nothing about night time habitat or preserving the night sky.
Search using - "lighting" filetype:pdf site:www.westplanning.com/docs/oxnard

Seaside  General Plan August 2004  Page COS-21 and  COS-35
Page COS-21
PRESERVATION OF NIGHT SKIES
Viewing the wonders of the night sky is a rapidly disappearing natural heritage. It is becoming increasingly difficult to see the planets, stars, and Milky Way without traveling to locations far from home. Even truly remote dark locations are becoming scarce.  ...
Page COS-35
PRESERVATION OF NIGHT SKIES
The protection of night skies in Monterey County is important to astrological research and to general viewing of the galaxy. Measures to reduce light pollution will also reduce energy consumption. The City can participate in preserving night skies.
Goal COS-8: Encourage exterior lighting that preserves night skies.
Policy COS 8.1: Participate in local and regional efforts to reduce light pollution of night skies.
IMPLEMENTATION PLANS
Implementation Plan COS-8.1.1 Shielded Street Lights. The City Shall continue to implement its policy to require that all new street lights placed in the public right-of-way be fully shielded.  Responsible Agency/Department: Public Works, Community Development
Funding Source: General Fund, development fees  Time Frame: Ongoing


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State of California Regulations
California Department of Transportation Lighting Manual
1999 California Motor Vehicle Code (see 21466 and 21466.5)

California Energy Commision Regulations and Notes -
California Energy Commission (CEC) Web Site
SB 5X Outdoor Lighting Standards Development and Background


Lighting Ordinances of special significances in other States

New York State has many good ordinances please visit  SELENE's Lighting Ordinances Page
   Attention Town of East Hampton  § 255-1-81 through 255-1-84, SELENE local copy (PDF)

City of Ketchum, Idaho - Dark Sky Ordinance,  Passed 21 June 99
City of Hailey, Idaho - Dark Sky Ordinance (.pdf)    (skykeepers copy)

Homer Glen, Illinois - December 07 (.pdf)
Missoula, MT  Outdoor Lighting Ordinance - links  ,  Ordinance 3341 Adopted 04/16/07 effective January 1, 2008 (.pdf)
Branford, Connecticut (.pdf) - (courtesy Bob Crelin)
Village of East Hampton Passed March 16, 2006,                         This is one of the best Ordinances in the US (local copy)
Warren County, Virginia Outdoor Lighting Ordinance (.pdf)   Warren Co. VA ODLO

US State Laws

U.S.A. State Laws Adopted and Proposed - skykeepers

IDA's Lighting Ordinances


References -

Planning - LUPIN - California Land Use Planning Information Network
Planning - Directory of California Local Planning Agencies 1999

County Government - California State Association of Counties
California Counties' Websites - California State Association of Counties
County Maps - - California State Association of Counties
County Maps and links to County Administration Web Sites, by California Land Surveyors Association

City Government - League of California Cities
City Website Links - California Cities with websites

Noise Ordinance - GUIDELINES FOR AN URBAN NOISE ORDINANCE

LexisNexis - City/County Codes California

See Also:       Zoning Ordinances by County
                          Municipal Code Corporation
                         
Municipal Research & Services Center of Washington
                          Web Start California Home Page   a tool for finding cities.
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