Pasadena Prevails in Lawsuit that Challenged Voter-Approved Transfer of Electric Rate Revenues

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena has prevailed in a class action lawsuit that challenged the annual transfer from the power fund to the City’s General Fund. On Feb. 24, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge granted Pasadena's motion to have the case dismissed. If the City were unsuccessful in the lawsuit, it faced the loss of approximately $18 million annually in General Fund monies. The General Fund is the City's primary operating fund, and provides a number of essential... continue reading »"Pasadena Prevails in Lawsuit that Challenged Voter-Approved Transfer of Electric Rate Revenues"

City of Pasadena Public Health Department Update

One in every four Pasadena residents over age 16 have received at least one dose PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Public Health Department is highly encouraged by current data that shows vaccine is getting into the arms of community members in accordance with current tiers. Over the past month, 71% of Pasadena residents age 65 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. High rates of vaccination have been made possible in part through the efforts of... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Public Health Department Update"

Application Deadline for Community Police Oversight Commission Initial Appointments is March 15 at 5 p.m.

PASADENA, Calif.—In October 2020, the City Council established a Community Police Oversight Commission (CPOC) by ordinance. The purpose of the commission is to enhance, develop, and strengthen community-police relations, and review and make recommendations regarding the ongoing operations of the Pasadena Police Department to the chief of police, city manager, and/or City Council. The City is now accepting applications for the initial nominations for appointment to the commission, with appointments to occur in the coming weeks. The application for those... continue reading »"Application Deadline for Community Police Oversight Commission Initial Appointments is March 15 at 5 p.m."

Mayor Victor M. Gordo to Host Virtual State of the City Address

PASADENA, Calif.—Mayor Victor M. Gordo will hold his first annual State of the City address virtually this year. The event will air on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. on KPAS TV. It will also be livestreamed online at pasadenamedia.org/kpas. The State of the City address will reflect on the challenges the community has faced over the last year, highlight accomplishments included in the City’s 2020 Annual Report, and look ahead to the future of Pasadena. The City’s 2020 Annual Report... continue reading »"Mayor Victor M. Gordo to Host Virtual State of the City Address"

City of Pasadena Announces Presidents’ Day Closures and Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—In observance of Presidents’ Day, Pasadena City Hall and many City services will be closed Friday, Feb. 12, and Monday, Feb. 15. A list of closures and reminders is provided below. The City’s Citizen Service Center, (626) 744-7311, will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, and will reopen Tuesday, Feb. 16. Trash, recycling and yard waste collection will occur on Friday, Feb. 12, and Monday, Feb. 15. There will be no delay in pickup for residents. Pasadena residents... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Presidents’ Day Closures and Reminders"

City of Pasadena Statement Regarding Tournament of Roses Legal Action

PASADENA, Calif.—While the City of Pasadena typically does not provide comment on pending litigation, the egregiousness and contentiousness of the Tournament of Roses’ legal action last week warrants a response. The City is disappointed that its longtime partner, the Tournament of Roses, has chosen this divisive path. The fact is, the dispute between the parties is not about trademarks, as the Tournament has claimed. It is about the Master License Agreement between the parties that requires that the Rose Bowl... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Statement Regarding Tournament of Roses Legal Action"

Pasadena City Council Appoints Jessica Rivas to Fill District 5 Seat

PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena City Council has announced that attorney Jessica Rivas has been appointed to fill the District 5 council seat vacated by Victor Gordo when he started his term as mayor in December. The council came to the unanimous decision after interviewing and hearing presentations from Rivas and three other candidates during a special meeting on Feb. 4. She was sworn in as the District 5-appointed council member by City Clerk Mark Jomsky following the council’s action. In accordance... continue reading »"Pasadena City Council Appoints Jessica Rivas to Fill District 5 Seat"

Free E-Waste Recycling & Document Shredding Event for Pasadena Residents

PASADENA, Calif.—Residents can safely dispose of electronic waste and have personal and business documents shredded at the City’s popular free e-waste event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20. The event will be held in Parking Lot I outside the Rose Bowl Stadium near Brookside Park, 360 North Arroyo Blvd. Shredding trucks and e-waste collection sites will be arranged at different stations in Parking Lot I. Look for signs directing you to the event. Motorists and bicyclists... continue reading »"Free E-Waste Recycling & Document Shredding Event for Pasadena Residents"

City of Pasadena Seeks Independent Police Auditor

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is seeking to contract with an independent police auditor to advise the newly-created 11-member Community Police Oversight Commission. Eligible firms or individuals are encouraged to review the request for proposals for independent police auditor, which can be found at the City of Pasadena's vendor portal or the City Attorney's website. In order to review request for proposals, proposers must register on the PlanetBids website. There is no charge for registration. The independent police auditor will be... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Seeks Independent Police Auditor"

Pasadena Celebrates Black History Month

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the achievements and contributions of Black Americans and their central role in our nation’s history with virtual programs, events, and activities for all ages. Pasadena Public Library; the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department; and the Pasadena Black History Committee are offering a month-long series of programs in February. Library programming is sponsored by The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library. The Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates Black History Month"