Nestor Otazu, a 25-year employee of the City of Beverly Hills, has been selected as the City’s next Deputy Director of Rent Stabilization, effective May 22. Otazu currently serves as the City’s Community Preservation Manager overseeing compliance with various property maintenance, land use, building, and health and safety regulations. As Deputy Director, he will administer and enforce the City’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance.
“I am very pleased to welcome Nestor to this new role,” said Timothea Tway, Director of Community Development. “With almost three decades in Beverly Hills and his directly relevant experience working with both our tenants and landlords, I’m confident he will thrive in the position and enhance this critical division of the City.”
Otazu joined the City in 1998 as a Building Systems Technician before shifting to Code Enforcement Officer in 2000. He was later named manager of the division in 2008. During his tenure, he has worked to expand the depth of service and program operations to seven days a week. Otazu has also managed and administered rent stabilization codes and tenant and landlord processes.
In 2017, he took an active role working with City leaders in the implementation, rollout and development of the new Rent Stabilization Program and rent registry.