Council Approves Modifications to Tenant Protection Ordinance


Council Approves Modifications to Tenant Protection Ordinance

Changes recommended to ‘provide better protection’ to Pasadena renters

Reacting in part to a disturbing series of events in 2014 following the sale of three dorm apartment buildings by Fuller Theological Seminary to Carmel Partners, Inc. after which students and faculty were literally locked out of their apartments — the full City Council Monday evening unanimously approved a series of six modifications to the City’s Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO).

Following a March 21 meeting of the Council’s Economic Development and Technology Committee, which recommended the changes, City staff contacted representatives of Fuller Theological Seminary, Caltech, and William Carey International University the following day. Fuller Theological Seminary then provided comments which City staff considered in developing the proposed modifications.