Pasadena Water and Power Makes Progress toward 100% Carbon Free by 2030 Goal with 2 New Clean Energy Projects

PASADENA, Calif.— As part of its ongoing transition to carbon-free electricity, the Pasadena City Council approved plans for two, new energy contracts: a 10-year wind power contract with CalWind Resources, Incorporated (CalWind) and a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at the Glenarm Power Plant. These efforts will diversify Pasadena Water and Power’s (PWP) energy resource portfolio and contribute to the City’s progress toward 100 percent carbon-free energy sources by the end of 2030. New CalWind Contract The CalWind contract will... continue reading »"Pasadena Water and Power Makes Progress toward 100% Carbon Free by 2030 Goal with 2 New Clean Energy Projects"

Pasadena Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal and Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced; Fines up to 50,000 and Serving Up to One Year in County Jail

PASADENA, Calif.—Statistics show that fireworks are among the most dangerous of all consumer products. The City maintains a zero-tolerance enforcement policy for fireworks, and Pasadena's municipal code holds property owners and tenants responsible for permitting the possession, sale, usage, or discharge of fireworks on their property. The ordinance allows for the prosecution of fireworks-related offenses and for the demand of payment for all costs associated with the safe disposal of confiscated fireworks. Any person who violates the ordinance or any... continue reading »"Pasadena Reinforces All Fireworks Are Illegal and Ordinance Will Be Strictly Enforced; Fines up to 50,000 and Serving Up to One Year in County Jail"

Mayor Gordo Participation in Democracy Forum – Yerevan, Armenia

PASADENA, Calif.— Mayor Gordo will be part of a U.S. Department of State delegation that includes 3 other U.S. mayors participating in the first ever U.S.-Armenia Local Democracy Forum in Yerevan, Armenia from June 17-18, 2024. The State Department’s Subnational Diplomacy Unit and U.S. Embassy Yerevan are organizing the two-day event to strengthen subnational ties between U.S. local leaders and their Armenian counterparts. Mayor Gordo and the delegation will be welcomed by Vahagn Khachaturyan, President of the Republic of Armenia.... continue reading »"Mayor Gordo Participation in Democracy Forum – Yerevan, Armenia"

Elevated Number of Typhus Fever Infections Reported in Pasadena

PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) has received an elevated number of reports of typhus fever infections in Pasadena compared to in other years (as of May), and would like to encourage the community to take action to prevent further infections. Typhus fever is a disease spread to humans by infected fleas and can cause high fever, chills, headache and rash in people. Generally, one to five cases are reported in Pasadena per year, and most cases occur in... continue reading »"Elevated Number of Typhus Fever Infections Reported in Pasadena"

City of Pasadena, Rep. Chu Celebrate Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding Toward New Groundwater Water Treatment Facility

PASADENA, Calif.— Pasadena Mayor Victor M. Gordo joined U.S. Representative Judy Chu (CA-28) for a ceremonial check presentation today at the site of the future Sunset Complex Project Groundwater Treatment Facility. Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) hosted the ceremony, which included remarks by Rep. Chu, Mayor Gordo, and Acting PWP General Manager David Reyes. The ceremonial check symbolizes $959,752 in federal funding for the facility. “We’ve all experienced the climate crisis firsthand with back-to-back seasons of unprecedented winter storms, following years... continue reading »"City of Pasadena, Rep. Chu Celebrate Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding Toward New Groundwater Water Treatment Facility"

City of Pasadena Announces Community Open House for the SR-710 Reconnecting Pasadena Master Plan Process

PASADENA, CA—The City of Pasadena invites residents to the first SR-710 Reconnecting Pasadena project community open house, which will take place on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Victory Park Recreation Center, 2575 Paloma Street, Pasadena, CA 91107. The open house will include an interactive model-building workshop and display boards to better understand the community's needs and desires as the City begins the project's first phase of the Master Plan. The workshop is a unique opportunity... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces Community Open House for the SR-710 Reconnecting Pasadena Master Plan Process"

City of Pasadena Announces New Director of the Rent Stabilization Department

PASADENA, Calif.—After completing a nationwide search, City Manager Miguel Márquez, upon recommendation of the Pasadena Rental Housing Board, has appointed Helen Morales as the new Director of Pasadena’s Rent Stabilization Department. Morales will oversee a new department established by the Pasadena City Council in December 2023. Her service in Pasadena will begin on July 1, 2024. Morales currently serves in the California Department of Housing and Community Development where she investigates and enforces the California State Preservation Law and the Surplus... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Announces New Director of the Rent Stabilization Department"

City of Pasadena to Host 3rd Annual Love, Loud & Proud! Pride Month Celebration

PASADENA, Calif.— Join the City of Pasadena’s Parks Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) Department as we champion Pasadena’s diverse LGBTQIA+ community at the 3rd annual Pride Month Celebration, Love, Loud & Proud! on Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 5-9 p.m. at the iconic Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. This free family-friendly event is loaded with fun surprises! Come and enjoy music by LA's DJ Keelez, special performances by local drag artists, drag story hour, arts and crafts, photo... continue reading »"City of Pasadena to Host 3rd Annual Love, Loud & Proud! Pride Month Celebration"

City of Pasadena Celebrates Jackie Robinson Community Center’s 50th Anniversary

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Jackie Robinson Community Center (JRCC) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the facility dedicated to Jackie Robinson. The center was dedicated in Robinson’s name on June 2, 1974, and is located in the neighborhood where he grew up. The celebration will take place on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from noon-2 p.m. at JRCC, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103. The event includes an invocation from Pastor Emeritus William Turner Jr., statements from dignitaries... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Celebrates Jackie Robinson Community Center’s 50th Anniversary"

Response to Attorney Brad Gage's Press Conference this Morning in Front of Pasadena Police Department

The City of Pasadena cannot respond in a public debate regarding the claims and allegations, as they involve personnel matters which are confidential under California law. With that said, personnel complaints against any Pasadena police officers are investigated thoroughly and fairly, and all personnel throughout our ranks are held accountable for their actions when warranted. We have confidence in the legal process, and, as this involves pending litigation, we look forward to presenting our case in the appropriate forum.