Q: How do we stop ugly buildings from being built in our town? A: Our Community Standards District regulations

With the unfortunate design of the Lake/Calaveras development, reviewing the first draft of the new Community Standards District regulations (CSD) could not come at a better time.  A community forum where the County shares the revised version will be held at Altadena Elementary School this Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m.

The draft – and the current version of the CSD – is available on the County website, here:


Hope to see you on Saturday!


Candidate Statements – Altadena Town Council

It’s election season – and our own Altadena Town Council is also in election mode.

In the past, Neighbors Building a Better Altadena has held candidate forums, giving the community and candidates the opportunity to talk with each other directly.  This year we were unable to do that – but are able to provide statements from candidates responding to our NBBA questionnaire.  [click here for UPDATED  2016 Town Council Candidate Questionnaire Responses- updated (apologies to John White, whose statement was left out before] Thanks to all the candidates who provided this additional information.

For those of you new to Altadena politics, our ATC is elected by Census Tracts – each CT has 2 seats on our ATC – each seat is a 2 year term – and the election for each seat is on alternate years.  To find your CT district, here is the map: www.tinyurl.com/altadenacensustracts

This year the election will be held on the 11th of June, with early voting at the Altadena Senior Center on the 7th.  Details of the election polling sites can be found here: http://altadenaelection.org/index.php/polling-sites/

Candidates have also provided statements to the ATC Election Committee which you can read here: http://altadenaelection.org/index.php/candidates/

Look forward to seeing you at the polls!