Historic Preservation Commission

Meeting Information

Date: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Hale Building
175 N. Garfield Ave., Hearing Room
Pasadena, CA 91101
Media: Archived Audio & Video Recordings

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Contact Information

Staff Rep: Michi Takeda
Phone: 626-744-7135
Mailing Address: Hale Building
175 N. Garfield Ave., 2nd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101


Commission Members

Name Nominating Authority Term Expires
Juan de la Cruz Mayor 6/30/24
Carrie Chasteen-Elfarra At Large / District 1 6/30/21
Stephen Lipira District 1 6/30/24
Tina Miller District 2 6/30/22
Caryn Hofer District 3 6/30/22
John Arbogast District 4 6/30/22
Sophia Gutierrez District 5 6/30/23
Phyllis Mueller, Chair District 6 6/30/22
Alejandro Menchaca District 7 6/30/23
Yiorgos Frangescou* Banbury Oaks 6/30/21
Carol A. Polanskey Bungalow Heaven 6/30/22
Kenneth Ayala* Crawfords Vista 6/30/10
Fred Pickel* Garfield Heights 6/30/23
Vacant* Historic Highlands 6/30/23
Steven Sunshine* Madison/Oakland 6/30/07
Carla St. Romain* North Pasadena Heights 6/30/23
Barbara Lamprecht* Orange Heights 6/30/19
John S. Miller* Prospect 6/30/23
Helen Rahder* Rose Villa/Oakdale 6/30/24
Vacant* Washington Square 6/30/24


9 members, 1 appointed by each of the 7 Councilmembers and the Mayor. The Mayor shall nominate one member from persons recommend by the other 7 Councilmembers. Also includes Landmark District Reps. Pasadena residency required. Members are required to file annual Statements of Economic Interest.


Advisory of the City Council on the promotion, protection and use of Pasadena cultural resources. It recommends the designation of landmarks and landmark districts, and prepares brochures and other material designed to promote public awareness of Pasadena’s unique heritage.

Term of Office

Three years, limited to two consecutive terms.

*indicates Landmark District representative; serves only when reviewing projects within their assigned neighborhood.