Palos Verdes Estates

History City Government and Finances


Malaga Cove Library, one of the City’s oldest buildings, was constructed in 1929-30. The Library, designed by architect, Myron Hunt, has been placed on the California State and Federal Register of Historic Places. The building includes a local history room and an art gallery/meeting room and is located at 2400 Via Campesina.
Incorporated: December 20, 1939
Population estimate January, 2000: 13,572
Area: 4.75 sq. miles or 3,038 acres
Approximate Linear Miles of Coastline: 4.5 miles
Highest Elevation: 1,134 feet
Lowest Elevation: Sea level
Miles of Paved Streets: 87.9 miles
City Parkland: 849 acres, 28% of City land
Dwelling Units: 5,229
      Single family: 4,883
      Multi-family: 346
Average # of residents per household: 2.67
Registered Voters: 9,862
Type of Government: Council/Manager
Type of City: General Law

Official Meetings:

City Council

2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month
Pre-Agenda and Closed Session (if necessary): 6:30 p.m.
Regular Session: 7:30 p.m

Planning Commission

3rd Tuesday of the month: 6:30 p.m.

Parklands Committee

2nd Monday of the month: 7:30 p.m

Traffic & Safety Committee

2nd Wednesday of the month: 4:00 p.m.
* Some meeting times are subject to change. Please call City Hall to confirm.*