Published : Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 8:50 PM
Pasadena City Councilmember Gene Masuda has officially filed a Candidate Intention Statement with the California Secretary of State for re-election to the Pasadena City Council representing District 4 (East Pasadena).
Masuda was first elected in 2011 and was re-elected in 2015. He represents East Pasadena including the neighborhoods of Upper Hastings Ranch, Lower Hastings Ranch, Daisy-Villa, Eaton Blanche, East Eaton Wash, Eaton Canyon Wash, East Orange Grove, Fox Ridge/Canyon Close, Loma Vista, Sierra Madre Villa, and Victory Rose.
In a statement, Masuda said he is dedicated to maintaining the City’s fiscal discipline while protecting police and fire services.
The statement described Masuda as a “longtime neighborhood and quality of life advocate” with a “has a record of working to fight overdevelopment and traffic in order to maintain the character and beauty of residential neighborhoods.”
The statement also called Masuda a leader in Pasadena’s open space movement, dedicated to preserving and protecting Pasadena’s natural open space.
Councilmember Masuda has advocated for pension reforms and halting mansionization. He said he is a strong supporter of the Pasadena Unified School District and was a board member of and continues to support the Pasadena Educational Foundation, which raises millions of dollars for the District.
Masuda is a retired business owner and former president of one of East Pasadena’s largest neighborhood associations. He and his wife Joanne, a retired public school teacher, have lived in Pasadena for 35 years.