Chapter 18.02


18.02.010    Title.

18.02.020    Purposes.

18.02.030    Continuation of prior regulations.

18.02.040    Violations constitute public nuisances.

18.02.010 Title.

This title shall be known as the “zoning law of the city of Gardena.” (Prior code § 10-3.101)

18.02.020 Purposes.

The purposes of this title are to encourage, classify, designate, regulate, restrict and segregate the highest and best location and use of buildings and structures for residence, commerce, trade, industry, water conservation or other purposes in appropriate places; to regulate and limit the height, number of stories and size of buildings and other structures erected or altered; to regulate and determine the size of yards and other open spaces; to regulate and limit the density of population; to provide for adequate off-street parking and loading spaces; and for such purposes to divide the city into zones of such number, shape and area as may be deemed best suited to carry out these regulations and provide for their enforcement. Further, such regulations are deemed necessary in order to encourage the most appropriate use of land; to conserve and stabilize the value of property; to provide adequate open spaces for light and air; to prevent and fight fires; to prevent undue concentration of population; to lessen congestion on streets; to facilitate adequate provisions for community utilities, such as transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks and other public requirements; and to promote the public health, safety and general welfare. (Prior code § 10-3.102)

18.02.030 Continuation of prior regulations.

The provisions of this title shall be construed as restatements and continuations and not as new enactments. The reenacting of these provisions shall not constitute a validation of any use not conforming to the zone in which it is located. (Prior code § 10-3.103)

18.02.040 Violations constitute public nuisances.

Any building or structure constructed, erected, altered, moved or maintained contrary to the provisions of this title, any property used contrary to the provisions of this title, any failure to comply with any condition attached to the granting of any permit, variance, conditional use or any other permit provided for in this title and the use of property inconsistent with or in violation of any provision of this title shall be, and the same is declared to be, unlawful and a public nuisance and a misdemeanor. (Ord. 1683 § 1, 2006; Urg. Ord. 1682; prior code § 10-3.104)