|The WPRA supports Senate Bill 15, which would incentivize local governments to rezone idle big-box retail and commercial shopping centers for housing by providing grants based on the sales and use tax revenue that had been generated by those sites.|
WPRA letter opposing SB 10 sent to Senate Environmental Quality Committee, Housing Committee, Governance & Finance Committee, Cassidy Denny (& Weiner). SB 10 as an excessive, misguided and fatally flawed attempt to preempt local land use control.2021_3_11-Ltr-Oppose-SB-10-3-11-21
WPRA strongly opposes SB 9 which will allow up to 8 dwelling units on a lot originally zoned for a single family house2021_02_22-WPRA_Letter-Portantino-SB-9
WPRA recommends adjustments to guarantee tree maintenance, density & height reductions of residential units, widening the paseos & deign compatibilityLetter_So-Fair-Oaks-Specific-Plan-2_10_21-1
Online though Zoom – November 17, 2020
PASADENA AND DISASTERS – Just before and just after
On November 17, 2020, the West Pasadena Residents’ Association hosted its annual open meeting, a webinar featuring a presentation of special guests, our president’s message, the election of incoming officers and directors, then culminating with our informational panel discussion about disaster preparedness.
Avram Gold, WPRA vice president, opened the program with a welcome to all and the introduction of: (from left to right) Mayor Terry Tornek, Mayor-elect Victor Gordo, Councilmember Steve Madison, and our 28th District Congressman, Adam Schiff.
Mayor Tornek, Mayor-elect Gordo, Councilmember Madison and Congressman Schiff each conveyed statements and information to our attendees.
Mr. Gold conducted the on-line voting process of our next WPRA officers and board members. WPRA’s attending residents elected unanimously: Dan Beal, president – Evan Davis, Administrative Vice President – Avram Gold, Communications Vice President – Blaine Cavena, Treasurer, and Kenyon Harbison, secretary. Our continuing Board of Directors became: Geoffrey Baum, David Bise, Bill Christian, Peter Ewing, Mic Hansen, Joan Hearst, Susan Kinney, Nancy Walker and Linda Zinn.
WPRA President, Dan Beal, then delivered his annual message.
Kenyon Harbison, past WPRA president and newly elected secretary, introduced the evening’s expert panelists for the disaster preparedness program. The speakers were, from left to right: Pasadena Fire Chief, Bryan Frieders – Pasadena Public Information Officer, Lisa Derderian – Huntington Hospital Disaster Program Manager, Jennifer Waldron and Pasadena Police Lieutenant, Johnny Mercado (image unavailable).
Blaine Cavena, WPRA’s treasure, served as an excellent technical director featuring speakers in the full screen while controlling audio feeds.
After presentations followed by questions and answers, our program ended promptly at 8:00 PM.
Linda Vista-Annandale Association, Madison Heights Neighborhood Association & WPRA continue to support Pasadena appealing the SCAG draft 2021-2029 RHNA allocation resulting in an untenable number of out-of-scale, out-of-character, dense, large buildings with related traffic and other infrastructure impacts.2020_10_25-Joint-Ltr-to-Council-RHNA-Appeal
WPRA advises Mayor Tornek, Council (& Planning) for Phase 2 of the “Mansionization” Zoning Code Amendment stating very specific suggestions & potential guidelines2020.10.19-Mansionization-Ltr-to-Council
WPRA, MHNA, LVNA requests that Pasadena oppose the SCAG draft 2021-2029 RHNA allocation and act to appeal the allocation2020-09-13-RHNA-Joint-Ltr.-to-Council
Request that the Planning Commission urge the city of Pasadena to oppose the SCAG draft 2021-2029 RHNA allocation and to appeal the allocation2020_09_07-LVAA-MHRA-WPRA-Ltr-to-PC-re-RHNA-Appeal
To Felicia Williams & Planning Commission – Mansionization Phase 2: Zoning Code Amendment: Single Family Residential Development Standards2020_04_09-WPR-Mansionization-Ltr