Hearing Officer

Meeting Information

Date: On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Time: Refer to Current Agenda
Place: George Ellery Hale Bldg
175 N. Garfield Avenue
Hearing Room #120
Media: Archived Audio & Video Recordings


Contact Information

Staff Rep:

Antonia Martinez


(626) 744-7479

Mailing Address:

Hale Building
175 N. Garfield Ave., 2nd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101

Hearing Officer Members

Hearing Officers: Paul Novak, Alex Garcia

Zoning Administrator: Beilin Yu

Recording Secretary: Tess Varsh


The Hearing Officer is empowered to make decisions with regard to Use Permit, Variance and Subdivision applications and any environmental determination which may be necessary in the individual case. Some of the applications are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Those applications which are not exempt will require approval of either a Negative Declaration (a statement that there is not significant environmental impacts), a mitigated Negative Declaration (a statement that there are some potential impacts but conditions of approval will significantly reduce these impacts) or an Environmental Impact Report (EIR – a discussion of possible impacts with recommended mitigation measures or a Statement of Overriding Considerations for impacts which cannot be mitigated).