Pasadena : Landlord Pleads Innocent

David O. Howard, owner of a 15-unit apartment building ordered evacuated Dec. 21 by city officials, pleaded innocent last week to 81 misdemeanor criminal charges that stem from conditions at the building.

Howard is charged with violating plumbing, fire, building, mechanical, health and safety codes in the operation of the building at 543 N. Raymond Ave. in Northwest Pasadena. The city is also trying to recover more than $26,000 it spent relocating 53 of Howard’s tenants.

Trial is set for June 19.