STATUTORY REFERENCES FOR CALIFORNIA CITIES
   The statutory references direct the code user to those portions of the state statutes that are applicable to the laws of the municipality.
 
General Provisions
Code adoption
Gov. Code §§ 50022.1­50022.10
Ordinances
Gov. Code § 36900 et seq.
Penalties for ordinance violations
Gov. Code §§ 18304, 36900 and 36901
Imprisonment
Gov. Code §§ 36903 and 36904
Citations for misdemeanors
Penal Code §§ 853.5­853.85
Administrative fines and penalties
Gov. 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
Gov. Code §§ 34050 and 36503 and Elections Code §§ 1301, 9200 et seq. and 10100 et seq.
Classification of cities
Gov. Code §§ 34100­34102
General powers
Gov. Code § 37100 et seq. and
Cal. Const. Art. 11 § 7
Conflict of interest code
Gov. Code § 87100 et seq.
 
 
Administration and Personnel
City records
Gov. Code §§ 34090­34090.7 et seq.
Alternative forms of government
Gov. Code § 34851 et seq.
City Manager
Gov. Code §§ 34851­34859
Elective Mayor
Gov. Code §§ 34900­34906
City officers generally
Gov. Code § 36501 et seq.
Legislative body
Gov. Code § 36801 et seq.
Election of legislative body by districts
Gov. Code § 34870 et seq.
Meetings
Gov. Code § 54950 et seq.
Mayor
Gov. Code § 40601 et seq.
City clerk
Gov. Code § 40801 et seq.
City treasurer
Gov. Code § 41001 et seq.
City assessor
Gov. Code § 41201 et seq.
Chief of police
Gov. Code § 41601 et seq.
City attorney
Gov. Code § 41801 et seq.
Local planning agencies
Gov. Code § 65100 et seq.
Emergency services
Gov. Code § 8550 et seq.
Fire department
Gov. Code § 38611
Peace officer standards and training
Penal Code § 13520 et seq.
Personnel system
Gov. Code § 45000 et seq.
Retirement systems
Gov. Code § 45341 et seq.
 
 
Revenue and Finance
Financial powers
Gov. Code § 37200 et seq.
Transfer of tax function to county
Gov. Code § 51500 et seq.
Property tax assessment, levy and collection
Gov. Code § 43000 et seq.
Sales and use tax
Rev. and Tax. Code § 7200 et seq.
Transient occupancy tax
Rev. and Tax. Code §§ 7280 through 7283
Real property transfer tax
Rev. and Tax. Code § 11901 et seq.
Special gas tax street improvement fund
Str. and Hwys. Code § 2106 et seq.
Unclaimed property
Civil Code § 2080 et seq.
Local agency service fees and charges
Gov. Code § 66013 et seq.
Public works and public purchases
Gov. Code § 4000 et seq.
Contracting by local agencies
Pub. Contracts Code § 20100 et seq.
Uniform Public Construction Cost Account-
ing Act
Pub. Contracts Code § 22000 et seq.
Claims against public entities
Gov. Code § 900 et seq.
Development fees
Gov. Code § 66000 et seq.
 
 
Business Licenses, Taxes and Regulations
Authority to license businesses
Gov. Code § 37101, Bus. and Prof. Code § 16000 et seq. and Const. Art. II, § 2
Bingo
Penal Code § 326.5
Community antenna TV systems
Gov. Code § 53066
Charitable solicitations
Bus. and Prof. Code § 17510 et seq.
Commercial filming
Gov. Code § 65850.1
Private investigators
Bus. and Prof. Code § 7512 et seq.
Taxicabs
Vehicle Code §§ 16500 et seq., 21100,
21112 and Gov. Code § 53075.5
Gambling establishments
Bus. and Prof. Code § 19800 et seq.
Massage parlors
Gov. Code § 51030 et seq.
Automatic checkout systems
Civil Code § 7100 et seq.
Telecommunications facilities
Gov. Code § 50030
 
 
Animals
Animals generally
Food and Agric. Code § 16301 et seq.
Dogs
Gov. Code § 38792 and Food and Agric. Code § 30501 et seq.
Potentially dangerous and vicious dogs
Food and Agric. Code § 31601 et seq.
Rabies control
Health and Saf. Code § 121575 et seq.
Cruelty to animals
Penal Code § 597 et seq.
 
 
Health and Safety
Garbage and refuse collection and disposal
Public Resources Code §§ 49300 and 49400
Nuisance abatement
Gov. Code § 38771 et seq. and Penal Code
§ 373a
Littering
Penal Code § 374 et seq.
Smoking
Labor Code § 6404.5
Graffiti abatement
Gov. Code § 38772
Fire prevention
Health and Saf. Code § 13000 et seq.
Fireworks
Health and Saf. Code § 12500 et seq.
Noise control
Health and Saf. Code § 46000 et seq. and Gov. Code § 65302(f)
Hospitals
Gov. Code § 37600 et seq.
 
 
Public Peace, Morals and Welfare
Crimes against public justice
Penal Code § 92 et seq.
Crimes against the person
Penal Code § 187 et seq.
Crimes against the person involving sexual assault and against public decency and good morals
Penal Code § 261 et seq.
Crimes against the public peace
Penal Code § 403 et seq.
Crimes against property
Penal Code § 450 et seq.
Weapons
Penal Code § 12000 et seq.
 
 
Vehicles and Traffic
Local traffic rules and regulations
Vehicle Code § 21100 et seq.
Traffic signs, signals and markings
Vehicle Code § 21350 et seq.
Trailer coach
Vehicle Code §§ 242, 243, 550, 630, 635, 636
Travel trailer, fifth-wheel
Vehicle Code § 324
Turning movements
Vehicle Code §§ 22100 -- 22113
Speed limits
Vehicle Code § 22348 et seq.
One-way street designations
Vehicle Code § 21657
Stopping, standing and parking
Vehicle Code § 22500 et seq.
Through highways
Vehicle Code §§ 21101, 21353, 21354
Curb markings
Vehicle Code § 21458
Weight limits
Vehicle Code § 35700 et seq.
Pedestrians
Vehicle Code § 21949 et seq.
Establishment of crosswalks
Vehicle Code § 21106
Bicycles
Vehicle Code §§ 21100, 21206 and 39000 et seq.
Penalties
Vehicle Code § 40000.1 et seq.
 
 
Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places
Improvement Act of 1911
Str. and Hwys. Code § 5000 et seq.
Construction of sidewalks and curbs
Str. and Hwys. Code § 5870 et seq.
Underground utility districts
Str. and Hwys. Code § 5896.1 et seq.
Obstructions and encroachments on public ways
Gov. Code § 38775
Municipal parks
Public Res. Code § 5181 et seq.
Tree planting
Str. and Hwys. Code § 22000 et seq.
Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972
Str. and Hwys. Code § 22500 et seq.
Charitable solicitations
Bus. and Prof. Code § 17510 et seq.
Advertising displays
Bus. and Prof. Code §§ 5230 and 5231
 
 
Public Services
Municipal water systems
Gov. Code § 38730 et seq.
Municipal sewers
Gov. Code § 38900 et seq. and Health
and Saf. Code § 5470 et seq.
Water wells
Water Code § 13800 et seq.
 
 
Buildings and Construction
Authority to regulate buildings and construction
Gov. Code §§ 38601 and 38660
State Housing Law
Health and Saf. Code § 17910 et seq.
Adoption of construction codes
Health and Saf. Code §§ 17922 and 17958
Mobile homes
Health and Saf. Code § 18200 et seq.
Signs
Gov. Code §§ 38774 and 65850; Bus. and
Prof. Code § 5229 et seq.
Inspection warrants
Civil Pro. Code § 1822.50 et seq.
Development fees
Gov. Code § 66000 et seq.
 
 
Subdivisions
Subdivision Map Act
Gov. Code § 66410 et seq.
 
 
Zoning
Local planning generally
Gov. Code § 65000 et seq.
Local authority to regulate land use
Gov. Code § 65850
Local zoning administration
Gov. Code § 65900 et seq.
Open-space zoning
Gov. Code § 65910 et seq.
Family day care homes
Health and Saf. Code § 1597.30 et seq.
 
 
Environmental Protection
Environmental Quality Act
Public Res. Code § 21000 et seq.
Noise Control Act
Health and Saf. Code § 46000 et seq.