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What is an Ordinance?

An ordinance is: A law or an act of a city, municipality or local governmental agency. City Councils have authority to pass ordinances through Government Code (GC) Section 37100, as long as these ordinances do not conflict with the laws and Constitution of the State of California or of the United States. It is the most binding form of action a City Council can take. Violating an ordinance may be a misdemeanor unless an ordinance makes it an infraction (GC 36900).

An Ordinance must be enacted by proper authorities and written in ordaining form.

The Los Banos Municipal Code makeup Los Banos’s applicable ordinances(rules, regulations or standards). These are the City’s primary codes. Secondary codes include any other codes adopted by reference, e.g., building, fire safety and electrical codes. Adopting by reference means adopting a code that another agency such as the county or state has previously written and adopted.

Ordinances are codified into (become part of) the municipal code: After the City Council’s second reading and adoption. Ordinances take effect 30 days after final passage unless they: Relate to an election; Are necessary for immediate preservation of public peace, health or safety; Are related to street improvement proceedings; Relate to taxes; or Are otherwise prescribed by law (GC 36937). Urgency ordinances are specifically used for emergency cases and can become effective immediately.


Ordinance 1123 – Adding Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 1, Article 2, to establish electoral districts for election of members of the Los Banos City Council by districts and election of the mayor of Los Banos at-large – (Certified by the Registrar of Voters 11/20/2014, Accepted by the City Council 12/3/2014)

Ordinance 1108 – Amending Title 9, Chapter 3 Of The Zoning Code Of The Los Banos Municipal Code Relating To Cottage Food Operations – (First Reading 5/15/2013 – Adoption 6/5/2013)

Ordinance 1093 – Amending Title 4, Chapter 3 of the Los Banos Fire Prevention Code regulating the possession, sale, and use of fireworks and providing for administrative citations as mandated by SB 839 – (First Reading 4/21/2010 – Adoption 5/5/2010)

Ordinance 1094  – Adding Chapter 13 to Title 6, of the Los Banos Municipal Code “Urban Storm Water Management and Discharge Control” – (First Reading 5/5/2010 – Adoption 5/19/2010)

Ordinance 1093  – Amending Title 4, Chapter 3 of the Los Banos Fire Prevention Code regulating the possession, sale, and use of fireworks and providing for administrative citations as mandated by SB 839 – (First Reading 4/21/2010 – Adoption 5/5/2010)

Ordinance 1092  – Amending Chapter 11 of Title 4 of the Los Banos Municipal Code regarding Administrative Citations – (First Reading 4/21/2010 – Adoption 5/5/2010)

Ordinance 1091  – Repealing and adding a new Section 10-1.09 to the Los Banos Municipal Code pertaining to Heritage Trees – (First Reading 4/7/2010 – Adoption 4/21/2010)

Ordinance 1090  – Amending Title 10, Chapter 2 of the Los Banos Municipal Code to “City of Los Banos Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance” in its entirety – (First Reading 1/20/2010 – Adoption 2/3/2010)

Ordinance 1089  – Amending Title 9, Chapter 3, Article 28, Sections 9-3.2823, 9-3.2831, 9-3.2832, 9-3.2833, 9-3.2834, 9-3.2835, 9-3.2836, 9-3.2837 of the Los Banos Municipal Code – Sign Regulations – (First Reading 1/6/2010 – Adoption 1/20/2010)

Ordinance 1088  – Temporarily amending the Measure P half cent sales tax expenditure plan for the provision of Public Safety, Police and Fire Protection Services – (Approved by voters 11/3/2009 – Certified 11/18/2009)

Ordinance 1087  – Adding Chapter 19 to Title 3 of the Los Banos Municipal Code, which implements the provisions of the Digital Infrastructure and Video Competition Act of 2006, codified in California Public Utilities Code Section 5800 Et Seq., which The City is required to administer and enforce throughout The City – (First Reading 4/15/2009 – Adoption 5/6/2009)

Ordinance 1086  – Amending Chapter 18 of Title 3 of the Los Banos Municipal code relating to the Regional Transportation Impact Fee (RTIF) – (First Reading 4/1/2009 – Adoption 4/15/2009)

Ordinance 1085  – Revising regulations regarding trees, shrubs and plants – (First Reading 10/15/2008 – Adoption 11/5/2008)

Ordinance 1078  – Adding Title 2, Chapter 2, Article 7 Los Banos Commission for Culture and the Arts – (First Reading 8/6/2008 – Adoption 8/20/2008)

Ordinance 1075  – Authorizing the mayor to execute a pre-annexation development agreement as herein approved by the City Council on behalf of the City relative to the development known as the Villa Burano Annexation – (First Reading 8/6/2008 – Adoption 8/20/2008)

Ordinance 1074  – Add Section 9-3.2399.___ to Chapter 3, Title 9 of the Los Banos Municipal Code to pre-zone from county A-1 (general agricultural) to P-D (planned development) – (First Reading 8/6/2008 – Adoption 8/20/2008)

Ordinance 1073  – Amending Chapter 18 of Title 3 of the Los Banos Municipal Code relating to the Regional Transportation Impact Fee (rtif). – (First Reading 8/20/2008 – Adoption 9/3/2008)

Ordinance 1072  – Adding Chapter 14b, “alarms and alarm systems,” to the Los Banos Municipal Code – (First Reading 6/18/2008 – Adoption 7/2/2008)

Ordinance 1071  – Amending Title 9, Chapter 3, Section 9-3.1725 of the Los Banos Municipal Code revising regulations regarding moveable structure businesses – (First Reading 4/16/2008 – Adoption 5/7/2008)

Ordinance 1070  – Adding a new Chapter 10 to Title 5 of the Los Banos Municipal Code relating to hosting gatherings of underage drinkers and amending Chapter 11 of Title 4 relating to administrative citations – (First Reading 4/16/2008 – Adoption 5/7/2008)

Ordinance 1069  – Amending and renumbering Title 2, Chapter 2, Article 1 Los Banos area Parks and Recreation Commission, Article 2 Los Banos Planning Commission, Article 3 Los Banos Youth Assistance Commission, article 5 Los Banos Airport Advisory Commission, Article 6 Los Banos Cultural Heritage Commission – (First Reading 2/20/2008 – Adoption 3/5/2008)

Ordinance 1068  – Repealing and replacing Chapter 10 of Title 3 of the Los Banos Municipal Code relating to the purchasing system – (First Reading 12/19/2007 – Adoption 1/2/2008)

Ordinance 1067  – Repealing and replacing Chapter 16 of Title 3 of the Los Banos Municipal Code pertaining to the award of Public Works projects – (First Reading 12/19/2007 – Adoption 1/2/2008)

Ordinance 1066  – Adopting by reference the 2007 Edition of the California Fire Code, as amended by repealing and replacing Title 4, Chapter 3, “Fire Prevention Code” of the Los Banos Municipal Code – (First Reading 12/19/2007 – Adoption 1/2/2008)

Ordinance 1065  – Adopting by reference the 2007 Edition of the California Building Code and related codes, as amended by repealing and replacing, Title 8, Chapters 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 & 12, building regulations of the Los Banos Municipal Code – (First Reading 12/19/2007 – Adoption 1/2/2008)

Ordinance 1064  – Authorizing the Mayor to execute an amended development agreement as herein approved by the City Council on behalf of the City relative to the Mission Village South Project adding 46 building permit allocations for the Mission Village South No. 5 Project – (First Reading 12/5/2007 – Adoption 12/19/2007)

Ordinance 1063  – Authorizing the Mayor to execute a development agreement as herein approved by the City Council on behalf of the city relative to the development known as “Shaunessy Village” – (Adoption 1/16/2008)

Ordinance 1062  – Amending Article 16, Title 9, Chapter 2 of the Los Banos Municipal Code land for parks and recreation – (First Reading 11/7/2007 – Adoption 11/19/2007)

Ordinance 1060  – Authorizing the Mayor to execute a development agreement on behalf of the City for that certain development project known as Quail Meadows at Stonecreek – (First Reading 10/3/2007 – Adoption 10/17/2007)

Ordinance 1059  – Amending Title 10, Chapter 2 of the Los Banos municipal code “Water Conservation in Landscaping” in its entirety and adding Chapter 3 relating to Community Preservation – (First Reading 10/3/2007 – Adoption 11/7/2007)

Ordinance 1058  – Amending Title 4, Chapter 3, Section 4-3.12 of the Los banos Municipal Code relating to fire alarm systems – (First Reading 8/1/2007 – Adoption 8/15/2007)

Ordinance 1057  – Adding Section 9-3.2399.78 to Chapter 3, Title 9 of the Los Banos Municipal Code to rezone from R-2 (Medium Density Residential) to PD (Planned Development) – (First Reading 7/18/2007 – Adoption 8/1/2007)

Ordinance 1056  – Describing the Redevelopment Agency’s program to acquire real property by eminent domain pursuant to the provisions of the California Community Redevelopment Law, Health and Safety Code Section 33342.7 – (First Reading 5/6/2007 – Adoption 6/6/2007)

Ordinance 1054  – Regulating the parking of vehicles on unpaved surfaces – (First Reading 3/21/2007 – Adoption 4/4/2007)

Ordinance 1053  – Amending section 5-7.02 of the Los Banos Municipal Code and section 5-7.03 and section 4-11.01 (d) (44) of the Los Banos Municipal Code relating to the public consumption of alcohol – (First Reading 3/21/2007 – Adoption 4/4/2007)