Pasadena Cements Landmark District Exemptions from SB 9

PASADENA, Calif.—On Dec. 13, 2021, in compliance with state law (SB 9), the Pasadena City Council adopted Urgency Ordinance #7384, exempting historic and landmark districts from SB 9. On March 15, 2022, Attorney General Rob Bonta sent the City a letter claiming that the City’s urgency ordinance exempting landmark districts from SB 9 violated state law. The City strongly disagreed with the attorney general’s interpretation as unsupported by either the text of the law or its legislative history. Consistent with... continue reading »"Pasadena Cements Landmark District Exemptions from SB 9"

City of Pasadena Announces Second Unit ADU Program

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena’s housing department is launching a new affordable housing initiative that incentivizes homeowners to create an affordable rental unit on their property. The Second Unit ADU program provides very low-cost loans to homeowners who want to create a new ADU (the unit will need to be leased out to Section 8 tenants for the first seven years) and those who want to bring an existing unpermitted ADU up to code (no Section 8 requirement). “New second... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Second Unit ADU Program"