Council to Consider Tenant Protections

City Would Seek Community Input on Inspections, Relocation Assistance

The City Council on Dec. 5 will consider a plan to conduct community outreach and develop initiatives designed to assist South Pasadena renters and tenants, who comprise slightly more than half of all South Pasadena residents.

The Council action would direct staff to gather input from residents and stakeholders to develop a rental housing inspection program and a tenant relocation assistance policy. The initiative would ensure proper maintenance of rental properties in buildings with three or more units, and provide relocation assistance under certain circumstances.

If approved by the Council, the City would gather community input between January and March 2019 and develop a program and policy for possible adoption in the Spring.
Community outreach would be gathered through public workshops, an online survey, a web page and email/mail.

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In other actions:
• The Council will consider granting City landmark protections to the iconic Moreton Bay Fig Tree in Library Park (known as the “Library Tree”) and the Koebig House at 320 Grand Ave.
• A sidewalk vending permitting program, to comply with Senate Bill No. 946, will be considered.
• The Council will hear updates on the Emergency Operations Center and Emergency Public Information Plan.
• The City Clerk’s office will administer oaths of office to newly elected Council members and other elected officials.

The City Council meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the Council Chambers, 1424 Mission St., South Pasadena. Please visit the City’s web site to view the full agenda and staff reports.