Municipal & County Laws


On December 12, 2022, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 9970, certifying the November 8, 2022 General Election results showing that Measure H – the Pasadena Charter Amendment Initiative Petition Measure Imposing Rent Control, was deemed approved by voters. The Charter Amendment was subsequently filed with the California Secretary of State and took effect on December 22, 2022.

Though a lawsuit had been filed against the measure, on March 28, 2023, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge upheld the validity of Measure H, with minor exceptions. The City will continue the process to appoint Rental Housing Board members before the April 20, 2023 deadline. Following appointment of Board members, the Board will begin meeting, and will thereafter take steps to implement Measure H.

County of Los Angeles (unincorporated)

Unincorporated areas of L.A. County are now subject to the County’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance.
Find out more about the program here.


Glendale:   The city now requires that landlords offer all tenants a one year lease.  

 If there is an increase of rent more than 7%, the tenant is entitled to relocation assistance.  Such assistance varies by number of units.   Please click here for full details