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Rental Housing Board Members Added to List of Officials and Employees Required to File Conflict of Interest Statements

Published on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 5:59 am

The City Council on Monday adopted a resolution adding members of the Rental Housing Board to the list of local officials and employees required to file reports under the Conflict of Interest Code.

The resolution was approved unanimously along with other items on the consent calendar during the City Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 23.

The Rental Board was created by passage of Rent Control Measure H, approved by voter late last year. The Board was designed to implement and enforce the rent control measure.

The City is required by California Fair Political Practices Commission regulations, to update its Conflict of Interest Code by approving a resolution. 

A Conflict of Interest Code lists the position titles of those employees or officials who are required to provide personal financial information, assigns disclosure categories to these positions, and indicates the types of economic interest which must be reported, such as investments, interests in real estate, or sources of income or gifts.

Last December, the city updated the Conflict of Interest Code by adopting Resolution No. 9966. The resolution did not include the recently-created Rental Housing Board.

“The attached Resolution enacts a new Appendix A which comports with the classifications, organization and job titles currently in use, and adds members of the recently created Rental Housing Board.”

“No employees who were previously required to file conflict of interest statements have been exempted from doing so in this revision,” City Atty. Michele Beal Bagneris stated in her report. 

The application period for the Rental Housing Board, which will be responsible for the implementation and enforcement of charter amendments related to Measure H, began on Jan. 23.

The Rental Housing Board will consist of 11 members, composed of seven tenant members (one from each Council District), and four at-large members that may reside in any Council District in Pasadena, as well as two alternate members; one for the tenant group and one for the at-large group, according to a staff report.

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