"Existing homes, historic buildings and business storefronts would be
exempt from the proposed ordinance, as recommended by the city’s planning
Along with building standards, the council will consider regulations
Tuesday aimed at reducing light pollution, including requiring most outdoor
lighting be fully shielded and face downward, as well as automatic timers
and other standards for upward facing lights, such as those used in
landscaping, for security or as a building accent.
Alameda’s historic decorative lights in the city’s business districts would
be exempt under the regulations, which were drafted with input from the
Alameda Unified School District and others to meet requirements for night
*The council will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.,
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