Statutory References for California Cities

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                                                            STATUTORY REFERENCES FOR CALIFORNIA CITIES


The statutory references listed below refer the code user to state statutes relevant to California cities.  They are up to date with all 2015 Reg. Sess. Laws, and Ch.1 of 2015-2016 2nd Ex. Sess. Laws.

GENERAL PROVISIONS:

Code adoption
     Government Code § 50022.1 et seq.

Ordinances
     Government Code § 36900 et seq.

Penalties for ordinance violations
     Government Code §§ 36900 and 36901

Imprisonment
     Government Code §§ 36903 and 36904

Citations for misdemeanors
     Penal Code § 853.5 et seq.

Administrative fines and penalties
     Government Code § 53069.4

Judicial review of city decisions
     Code of Civil Procedure § 1094.6

Expedited judicial review of First Amendment cases
     Code of Civil Procedure § 1094.8

Elections
     Government Code §§ 34050 and 36503 and Elections Code §§ 1301, 9200 et seq. and 10100 et seq.

Classification of cities
     Government Code § 34100 et seq.

General powers
     Government Code § 37100 et seq. and Cal. Const. art. XI §§ 7, 9

Conflict of interest code
     Government Code § 87100 et seq.

Eminent Domain Law
     Code of Civil Procedure § 1230.010 et seq.

ADMINISTRATION AND PERSONNEL

City officers generally
     Government Code § 36501 et seq.

Legislative body
     Government Code § 36801 et seq.

Meetings
     Government Code § 54950 et seq.

Mayor
     Government Code § 40601 et seq.

City clerk
     Government Code § 40801 et seq.

City treasurer
     Government Code § 41001 et seq.

City assessor
     Government Code § 41201 et seq.

Chief of police
     Government Code § 41601 et seq.

City Attorney
     Government Code § 41801 et seq.

Alternative forms of government—City manager form of government
     Government Code § 34851 et seq.

Alternative forms of government—Election of legislative body by or from districts
     Government Code § 34870 et seq.

Alternative forms of government—Elective mayor
     Government Code § 34900 et seq.

City records
     Government Code § 34090 et seq.

Removal from office
     Government Code § 3000 et seq.

Political activities of public employees
     Government Code § 3201 et seq.

Local planning agencies
     Government Code § 65100 et seq.

California Emergency Services Act
     Government Code § 8550 et seq.

Fire department
     Government Code § 38611

Peace officer standards and training
     Penal Code § 13500 et seq.

Personnel system, merit system or civil service system
     Government Code § 45000 et seq.

Retirement systems
     Government Code § 45300 et seq.

REVENUE AND FINANCE

Financial powers
     Government Code § 37200 et seq.

Transfer of tax function to county
     Government Code § 51500 et seq.

Property tax assessment, levy and collection
     Government Code § 43000 et seq.

Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law
     Revenue and Taxation Code § 7200 et seq.

Transient occupancy tax
     Revenue and Taxation Code § 7280 et seq.

Documentary Transfer Tax Act
     Revenue and Taxation Code § 11901 et seq.

Unclaimed property
     Civil Code § 2080 et seq.

Unclaimed money
     Government Code § 50050 et seq.

Planning and zoning fees for specific purposes
     Government Code § 66012 et seq.

Public works and public purchases
     Government Code § 4000 et seq.

Local Agency Public Construction Act
     Public Contract Code § 20100 et seq.

Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act
     Public Contract Code § 22000 et seq.

Claims against public entities
     Government Code § 900 et seq.

Development project fees
     Government Code § 66000 et seq.

BUSINESS LICENSES, TAXES AND REGULATIONS

Authority to license businesses
     Government Code § 37101, Business and Professions Code § 16000 et seq.

Automatic checkout systems
     Civil Code § 7100 et seq.

Bingo
     Penal Code § 326.3 et seq.

Charitable solicitations
     Business and Professions Code § 17510 et seq.

Commercial filming
     Government Code § 65850.1

Community antenna TV systems
     Government Code § 53066 et seq.

Gambling Control Act
     Business and Professions Code § 19800 et seq.

Massage parlors
     Government Code § 51030 et seq.

Private investigators
     Business and Professions Code § 7512 et seq.

Taxicabs
     Vehicle Code §§ 16500 et seq., 21100, 21112 and Government Code § 53075.5 et seq.

Telecommunications facilities
     Government Code § 50030

ANIMALS

Animals generally
     Food and Agriculture Code § 16301 et seq.

Dogs
     Government Code § 38792 and Food and Agriculture Code § 30501 et seq.

Potentially dangerous and vicious dogs
     Food and Agriculture Code § 31601 et seq.

Rabies control
     Health and Safety Code § 121575 et seq.

Cruelty to animals and related offenses
     Penal Code §§ 596 et seq. through 600.5

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Garbage and refuse collection and disposal
     Public Resources Code § 49300 et seq.

Nuisances and nuisance abatement
     Government Code § 38771 et seq. and Penal Code § 370 et seq.

Weed and rubbish abatement
     Government Code § 39501 et seq.

Littering
     Penal Code §§ 374 through 374.8

Smoking—Places of employment
     Labor Code § 6404.5

California Indoor Clean Air Act of 1976
     Health and Safety Code § 118875 et seq.

Graffiti abatement
     Government Code § 38772 and Penal Code § 594.5

Fire prevention
     Health and Safety Code § 13000 et seq.

Fireworks
     Health and Safety Code § 12500 et seq.

Noise control
     Health and Safety Code § 46000 et seq. and Government Code § 65302(f)

Hospitals
     Government Code § 37600 et seq.

PUBLIC PEACE, MORALS AND WELFARE

Crimes against religion and conscience, and other offenses against good morals
     Penal Code § 302 et seq.

Obscenity
     Penal Code § 311 et seq.

Material harmful to minors
     Penal Code § 313 et seq.

Indecent exposure, obscene exhibitions, and bawdy and other disorderly houses
     Penal Code § 314 et seq.

Crimes against the public peace
     Penal Code § 403 et seq.

VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

Rules of the road
     Vehicle Code § 21000 et seq.

Local traffic rules and regulations
     Vehicle Code § 21100 et seq.

Traffic signs, signals and markings
     Vehicle Code § 21350 et seq.

Driving on right side of road, overtaking and passing
     Vehicle Code § 21650 et seq.

Right of way
     Vehicle Code § 21800 et seq.

Pedestrians' rights and duties
     Vehicle Code § 21949 et seq.

Turning, stopping and turning signals
     Vehicle Code § 22100 et seq.

Vehicle speed
     Vehicle Code § 22348 et seq.

Special stops required
     Vehicle Code § 22450 et seq.

Stopping, standing and parking
     Vehicle Code § 22500 et seq.

Bicycles
     Vehicle Code §§ 21200 et seq. and 39000 et seq.

Vehicle size, weight and load
     Vehicle Code § 35000 et seq.

Penalties
     Vehicle Code § 42000 et seq.

STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND PUBLIC PLACES

Improvement Act of 1911
     Streets and Highways Code § 5000 et seq.

Construction of sidewalks and curbs
     Streets and Highways Code § 5870 et seq.

Underground utility districts
     Streets and Highways Code § 5896.1 et seq.

Obstructions and encroachments on public ways
     Government Code § 38775

Municipal parks
     Public Resources Code § 5181 et seq.

Tree Planting Act of 1931.
     Streets and Highways Code § 22000 et seq.

Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972
     Streets and Highways Code § 22500 et seq.

Charitable solicitations
     Business and Professions Code § 17510 et seq.

Advertising displays
     Business and Professions Code § 5229 et seq.

PUBLIC SERVICES

Municipal water systems
     Government Code § 38730 et seq.

Municipal sewers
     Government Code § 38900 et seq. and Health and Safety Code § 5470 et seq.

Water wells
     Water Code § 13700 et seq.

BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION

Authority to regulate buildings and construction
     Government Code §§ 38601 and 38660

State Housing Law
     Health and Safety Code § 17910 et seq.

Adoption of construction codes
     Health and Safety Code §§ 17922 and 17958

California Building Standards Law
     Health and Safety Code § 18901 et seq.

Mobile home Parks Act
     Health and Safety Code § 18200 et seq.

Signs
     Government Code §§ 38774 and 65850; Business and Professions Code § 5200 et seq.

Inspection warrants
     Code of Civil Procedure § 1822.50 et seq.

Development fees
     Government Code § 66000 et seq.

SUBDIVISIONS


Subdivision Map Act
     Government Code § 66410 et seq.

ZONING

Planning and Zoning Law
     Government Code § 65000 et seq.

Local authority to regulate land use
     Government Code § 65850

Local zoning administration
     Government Code § 65900 et seq.

Open-space zoning
     Government Code § 65910 et seq.

Family day care homes
     Health and Safety Code § 1597.30 et seq.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

California Environmental Quality Act
     Public Resources Code § 21000 et seq.

California Noise Control Act of 1973
     Health and Safety Code § 46000 et seq.