Pasadena Rental Housing Board


On December 12, 2022, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 9970, certifying the November 8, 2022 General Municipal Election results showing that Measure H, “The Pasadena Charter Amendment Initiative Petition Measure Imposing Rent Control”, received 53.8% approval of the total votes cast and is deemed approved by the voters. On December 20, 2022, the California Secretary of State’s Office notified the City that the Charter Amendment filing was received and accepted, and that a conformed copy was being sent to the City Clerk’s Office. In accordance with newly adopted City Charter Section 1824 — Majority Approval, Effective Date, Execution — Measure H is in effect as of December 22, 2022.

Measure H assigns powers and duties necessary to “administer and enforce” the provisions of the Charter Amendment to the Pasadena Rental Housing Board. As required by Measure H, City staff is making preparations to organize and establish the Pasadena Rental Housing Board, as that is the body responsible for implementation of the Measure. The Measure (full text available below) provides details and a timeline for the solicitation of Board member applications, the application process, and appointments of Board members by the Pasadena City Council.

City Charter Section 1811 requires the City Clerk (“Clerk”) to provide forms and to accept applications on behalf of the City Council (“Council”) for appointment to the Pasadena Rental Housing Board (“Board”). In preparation of administering the application process, a draft set of rules are posted below for public inspection of the City Clerk’s understanding of the duties assigned under Charter Section 1811, and of how the City Clerk intends to fulfill them in accordance with the newly amended City Charter.