2023 Annual Report

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Pasadena Annual Report 2023


Message From The City Manager:

It is a privilege to serve as your City Manager and an honor to present the 2023 Annual Report for the City of Pasadena. This report highlights major accomplishments and initiatives over the past year along with key financial information.

Just as we pause to acknowledge and celebrate our rich history, we must with equal conviction be ready to leap into the future with courage and conviction. As a member of this special community, you are an integral part of our community conversation. I hope you will stay engaged in that conversation for many years to come.

I am pleased to report that we have chartered a financial path that will allow us to continue to provide the essential services our community deserves.

I’ve been here for well over a year now. In that time, I have observed time and again our stellar City staff–true public servants–act with resilience and determination
to overcome our challenges.

They have a clear vision to consistently meet the needs of the community and provide professional, high-quality programs, services, and events. We also have many involved community members who work hard to make Pasadena one of the nation’s premier destinations to live, work, and play.

The Annual Budget allocates resources to a variety of City priorities and programs to ensure the community’s physical security, enhance the community’s quality of life, and maintain and develop the City’s facilities and infrastructure. We pride ourselves on being a world-class city, and we value all who visit Pasadena for shopping, cultural events, the arts, and for so many other reasons.

As we move forward, there are many goals established in previous years that align well with our current priorities. We will continue to implement the City Council’s top priorities, balance current revenues and expenses, and maintain appropriate reserve levels.

I have great hope for the future, and I look forward to our continued partnership in service to this special community.

Sincerely,

Miguel Márquez