Pasadena approves moratorium on evictions in stopgap measure ahead of AB 1482
Many municipalities had the foresight that landlords might go on a rent hiking binge before statewide rent caps and eviction controls went into effect. This created a rush to pass emergency ordinances designed to prevent arbitrary evictions until California implements AB 1482 statewide.
Pasadena has joined this growing wave by passing a stopgate ordinance that both prohibits no-cause evictions on housing that will be subject to AB 1482 and limits rent hikes at the level included in statewide legislation, a topic we covered here. Essentially, rent is capped at 5% plus CPI, or 10%, whichever amount is lower.
Pasadena’s interim ordinance also rolls back rent to March 15 levels for tenants facing a pending eviction.