The WPRA strongly urges City Council to approve the recommendations of the Planning and Community Development Department report of 12/6/2021, which would enact an Interim Urgency Ordinance in response to Senate Bill 9.
Pertaining to political and management issues addressed by the City Council, the commissions or City Staff
WPRA requests a continuance on Huntington Hospital’s Conditional Use Permit #6918 for the construction of its medical building at 758-766 S. Fair Oaks Avenue.
WPRA Supports the Interim Development Standards in Response to SB9 (regarding lot splits and duplex construction in RS zones) and endorses the letter submitted by the Linda Vista-Annandale Association.
WPRA acknowledges the need for additional housing, especially affordable housing, so that people and families of all income levels can live in Pasadena. Affordable housing should be the primary focus.
WPRA contends, if any minor adjustments to the current CD 6 boundaries are made pursuant to population shifts, they should be made in the eastern portion of District 6, and in no case west of Fair Oaks Avenue.
The WPRA contends that the drafting of an EIR for the Affinity Project is premature and will not be acceptable until the developers define and commit to the use of Building A.
WPRA’s comments on the July 14, 2021 Draft Housing Element – WPRA considers this draft to be an overall good start to a difficult task, one that provides a platform for further engagement and revision. We list 7 key points of focus & 3 appendixes.
The West Pasadena Residents’ Association strongly opposes SB 10as an excessive, misguided and fatally flawed attempt to pre-empt local determinations on land use.
In This Issue
2021 WPRA annual meeting tackles housing crisis
Elected officials comment on housing challenges
Experts panel discusses path forward for more affordable housing
WPRA honors Rosa Laveaga for service, dedication
President’s message: Bringing down the house
Remembering Becky Wheeler
Pasadena is preparing welcome mats for middle-income workforce renters
Pasadena Avenue on National Register
California’s housing goals for Pasadena defy logic
WPRA provides feedback on bridge options, SB 9
What went wrong with the Raymond Basin?
Daughter’s death prompts parents to advocate for drowning prevention
It’s time to face facts about preventable drownings
Are you ready to get up and get moving?
A civil (housing) war in the city of homes
|Vice President, Administration||Evan Davis|
|Vice President, Communications||Avram Gold|
The WPRA requests that the City delay implementation of the current options for suicide-deterring Vertical Barrier Enhancements to the Colorado Street Bridge, and continue to conduct an in-depth review of alternatives, including any technologies that could replace the physical barriers, or enhance a reduced height of those barriers.