News and Announcements

District 7 Update – May 2019

Dear Friends, I will be hosting a District 7 Meeting on Saturday, June 1st at 9:00 a.m. on the stunning rooftop of the newly opened Granville Restaurant, 270 South Lake Avenue. Topics will include SB 50, the “More Housing Bill” sitting in Sacramento right now that would accelerate the building of dense apartment buildings throughout the state and in Los Angeles, as well as other current issues in Pasadena. read more

Vote Center Placement Project (VCPP)

The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) has partnered with California Common Cause and the City of Pasadena to host and facilitate an upcoming Vote Center Placement Project (VCPP) Grassroots Community Meeting, to be held in Pasadena on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Jackie Robinson Community Center.  This is one of a number of meetings being held throughout the County on this important topic. Meeting Details Location: Jackie Robinson Community Center – 1020 North Fair Oaks Avenue Pasadena, CA... continue reading »"Vote Center Placement Project (VCPP)"

A Year-End Neighborhood Meeting and Annual Ticket Raffle

Please Join Councilmember Andy Wilson for a Year-End Neighborhood Meeting and Annual ticket Raffle. Special Guests include Alex Evans from Bob Baker Marionette Theater and Jeff Gardner, Award Winning Sound Designer and Foley Artist. Saturday, December 8th 8:30 a.m. Coffee and Raffle Entry 9:00 a.m. Program The Pasadena Playhouse 39 South El Molino Avenue Rose Game and Parade Raffle Card

City Council Formalizes Marijuana Ballot Measure to Go to Voters in June

With the statewide legalization of marijuana, the Council approved a set of changes to our zoning code last year that formalized the City’s current ban on pot dispensaries, only allowing deliveries of medical marijuana from outside the City into Pasadena. However, in early December marijuana proponents attempted to secure signatures for a referendum that would essentially nullify the City’s land use ordinances, but failed. In an effort to head off further attempts at initiatives by marijuana dispensary proponents, the City... continue reading »"City Council Formalizes Marijuana Ballot Measure to Go to Voters in June"

April 9th City Council Study Session on Growth and Development

On April 9th the City Council participated in a study session on Growth and Development in Pasadena, contemplating current Zoning Codes and Density, and how they are being impacted by Affordable Housing Concessions. The Council felt that immediate action is necessary to protect the city from overly dense developments, and has asked the City Manager to go to the Planning Commission on April 25th to explore caps and other alternatives that can be implemented before the Specific Plans are complete. Council Study Session... continue reading »"April 9th City Council Study Session on Growth and Development"