The City of Commerce, located in Los Angeles County, has repealed its local residency restrictions. The repeal took place during a City Council meeting held on September 3.
The City Council’s actions took place after its residency restrictions were challenged in Los Angeles Superior Court in a lawsuit filed April 22. This lawsuit is 1 of 37 lawsuits filed thus far challenging residency restrictions adopted by cities and counties in California.
Prior to filing of this lawsuit, ACSOL warned the City of Commerce in a letter that the city’s residency restrictions violated both the state and federal constitutions. The repeal of the city’s ordinance will become effective on October 2.