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
Pasadena planning & development
Pertaining to city, private and foundation funded projects, residential and commercial
In this issue
WPRA streams 2020 annual meeting to elect, reflect, protect
Are you prepared for the next natural disaster?
President’s column: Pandemic or not, WPRA continues to be engaged on your behalf
Gordo rallies community to meet collective challenges
Q&A with John Perez, Chief, Pasadena Police Department
City staff preparing final mansionization code
Pasadena Heritage: Accommodating a new reality
City appeals RHNA allocation
Council revises ordinance to further preserve heritage
Pasadena Senior Center turns 60
History: 1895: The streets of west Pasadena
|Vice President, Administration||Evan Davis|
|Vice President, Communications||Avram Gold|
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
To Elisa Ventura, Pasadena Water & Power – WPRA opposes the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project DEIR with spreading basins & proposes alternativesWPRA-Comments-Arroyo-Canyon-Project-DEIR
To Hayden Melbourne, Engineer of Pasadena Public Works asking that the review for the Lower Arroyo Habitat Restoration Plan be extended for public participation & disapproval of the process and project directionWPRA-Comments-Lower-Arroyo-Habitat-Restoration