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Update after the April 12, 2021 Malibu City Council meeting.

For those who want to relive the Council’s riveting and scintillating discussion of a “significant gap” in cell antenna coverage as an “effective prohibition” of cell phone service, or who missed it, watch this video starring Mayor Mikke Pierson and the Malibu City Council. Public comments by Mark Graham.

March 11, 2021 update

On March 1 the Malibu Planning Commission held a nearly 5 hour meeting and most of that was taken up with their new policy on cell antennas. There were still 27 people on the conference call when it ended at about 11:15. They were very thorough but it seems they cut corners on a couple of things, in particular they did not incorporate the Malibu version of the “front yard rule” that the Malibu City Council had put into the urgency ordinance on December 9, 2020.

Here is the Planning Commission resolution No. 21-21, signed and searchable.

Here is the City’s video of that Planning Commission meeting starting at 1:54:53 with public comments by one local resident who has been active in the grassroots residents’ campaign. In case the video does not appear you can find it at

On December 9, 2020 the Malibu City Council passed an urgency ordinance and resolution on cell antennas. It took effect immediately. The purpose was to stop the uncontrolled proliferation of cell antennas. The City is also working on a more complete and permanent ordinance for this purpose. It will probably be on the agenda of the Council’s January, 2021 meeting.

Here is the final but unsigned version of the urgency ordinance.

Here is the final but unsigned version of the resolution.

I asked the City Clerk for the final signed version of each but she does not have them yet. They were still being circulated for signatures at the time she replied.

Here are the actions taken by the Council on December 9, 2020 as described in this memo from the City Clerk.