West Pasadena Residents’ Association
Who are we?
Founded in 1962, the West Pasadena Residents’ Association is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to maintaining the character of our community and enhancing the quality of life in west Pasadena.
What is our challenge as an organization?
The challenge for the WPRA: Growth is inevitable. Change is inevitable. How do we manage that while maintaining the history and integrity of our community?
We do that with…
58 years of community engagement
We’ve had lots of successes. Click the pictures below to read ten monumental WPRA achievements.
Or view a chronology of the entire WPRA history.
- Track cumulative traffic effects and congestion of new local development
- Educate the public about the new measurements of vehicle trips and vehicle miles traveled
- Monitor the “Complete Streets model” – all modes of transportation sharing the same road
- Track contextual fit and massing of new homes and remodels according to zoning ordinances
- Press to maintain neighborhood residential and commercial building compatibility
- Fight against “mansionization” – a house too big or out of character with surrounding homes
- Press to keep a balanced and managed growth
- Call to action for san equitable distribution of all type of housing
- Campaign for careful regulation and enforcement of zoning ordinances
- Strive to save specific landmark homes from demolition
- Participate with the designation and caring for historic neighborhoods
- Demand the enforcement of historical and preservation codes
Parks And Open Spaces
- Secure the Arroyo Seco as a natural environment
- Lobby to protect and preserve our current open spaces and urban forest
- Press for the acquisition of additional green spaces and parks
WPRA Information Channels for City Issues and Projects
- Disseminate local planning and regulation issues
- Explain pending state regulation changes that affect Pasadena
- Stage presentations for public panel discussions and debates
710 Freeway Stub (The Vacant Dug Out Ravine)
- Recover the west Pasadena land taken by Caltrans
- Push for balanced and wise development of that 52 acres
- Participate with the development for possible transit hub at Walnut and Fair Oaks
WPRA Past Events
How does the WPRA communicate with you?
The Neighborhood Update is a Pasadena event schedule, sent Saturdays.
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WPRA publishes The News, a quarterly publication delivered by postal mail.
View past issues
Yearly panel discussions to address community issues relevant to Pasadena.
Why Support the WPRA?
Because Empowerment is the heartbeat of the WPRA.
West Pasadena Residents’ Association is an organization that amplifies the voices of West Pasadenans and gets things done. As a group of volunteers with a 57 year track record, we have structured a process that guides and shapes the inevitable changes while maintaining our community’s quality of life.