Pasadena Water and Power Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Water Rate Adjustments

Public Hearing Scheduled for March 14 PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 14, at 5 p.m. via videoconference/teleconference to consider the adoption of proposed water rate increases, adjustments to existing rate structures, and a change in capital improvement charges. The public is encouraged to participate via videoconference/teleconference and submit public comment. Earlier this week, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) mailed a public hearing notice to all water customers. The notice includes recommended rate adjustment... continue reading »"Pasadena Water and Power Issues Notice of Public Hearing for Water Rate Adjustments"

Pasadena Homeless Count Postponed

PASADENA, Calif.—As the omicron variant is driving a surge in COVID-19 cases in Pasadena and across the nation, the City of Pasadena continues to prioritize the health and safety of our community, including our neighbors experiencing homelessness. After careful consideration and consultation with Pasadena Public Health Department and local homeless services providers, the Department of Housing has requested an exception from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to postpone the annual homeless count to the... continue reading »"Pasadena Homeless Count Postponed"

City of Pasadena Cancels Black History Parade Due to Omicron Concerns, Variety of Family-Friendly Programming to Continue

PASADENA, Calif.—In an abundance of caution, the City of Pasadena Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and the Black History Planning Committee have canceled the 2022 Black History Parade and Festival due to COVID-19 concerns. Usually held on the third Saturday of February, the parade and festival last took place on Feb.15, 2020. Fortunately, the City and Black History Planning Committee will host a wide variety of FREE family-friendly events this year in celebration of Black History Month. All events... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Cancels Black History Parade Due to Omicron Concerns, Variety of Family-Friendly Programming to Continue"

City of Pasadena Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closures and Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to provide patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and all other emergency services. Residents are advised to always call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies. For all other non-emergencies, call (626) 744-4241. As always, “If You See Something, Say Something.” City Council will not meet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. City Council... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closures and Reminders"

City of Pasadena Announces Acting General Manager of Water and Power

PASADENA, Calif.—Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz has named Jeffrey Kightlinger as acting general manager of Pasadena Water and Power. Gurcharan Bawa retires from the role next week after serving the City of Pasadena for nearly 30 years. Kightlinger was the chief executive officer of The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) from 2006 to 2021. MWD is the largest municipal water provider in the nation, delivering an average of over 2 billion gallons of water a day to 19... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Acting General Manager of Water and Power"

City of Pasadena Christmas and New Year’s Closures and Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and most City services will be closed on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31. Specific closures, exceptions and reminders are noted below. Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. Always call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies. For non-emergencies, call (626) 744-4241. If you "See Something, Say Something." Report suspicious activity to Pasadena Police Department... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Christmas and New Year’s Closures and Reminders"

First Omicron Variant COVID-19 Case in Pasadena Resident Confirmed, Everyone Ages 5+ Urged to Get Vaccinated

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has received the first laboratory-confirmed report of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with the new  Omicron variant in a Pasadena resident. The Omicron variant was identified in a laboratory specimen from this resident through genomic sequence testing. The person did not recently travel internationally and is believed to have acquired the infection locally in early December. The person, who was fully vaccinated and had a booster dose, has recovered from a mild illness that did... continue reading »"First Omicron Variant COVID-19 Case in Pasadena Resident Confirmed, Everyone Ages 5+ Urged to Get Vaccinated"

City of Pasadena Announces Community Mediation Program

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena will be implementing a City Prosecutor Community Mediation Program. This program is designed to help in the early resolution of community disputes so that these disputes do not rise to the level of police, criminal justice or court involvement. The program will help tackle community disputes that include landlord/tenant disputes, homelessness-related issues, school-related issues, neighbor disputes, consumer/merchant disputes, labor/employment disputes, business disputes, and family/domestic disputes among others. Effective Tuesday, Dec. 7, the public can go... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Community Mediation Program"

Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Rose Parade® Safety Tips

PASADENA, Calif.—As the 133rd Rose Parade® presented by Honda approaches on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, Pasadena’s fire and police departments are issuing the following safety tips for the thousands of overnight campers who will line the route on New Year’s Eve. The parade route will be a safer place if everyone follows the rules and regulations listed below. What You Can Do: Protect yourself and others by getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and flu before arrival. Wear a mask over... continue reading »"Pasadena Fire and Police Departments Issue Rose Parade® Safety Tips"

Register to Volunteer for the 2022 Pasadena Homeless Count

PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena Homeless Count will take place the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 25, and the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. The Pasadena Homeless Count sets in motion a year full of education, engagement and action for the Pasadena Partnership to End Homelessness. Each year, volunteers help count and survey people experiencing homelessness who are living on the streets of Pasadena during a single night the last week in January. The Homeless Count provides meaningful data to further the... continue reading »"Register to Volunteer for the 2022 Pasadena Homeless Count"