City of Pasadena Seeks Community Input on Future Improvements to the Arroyo Seco

PASADENA, Calif.—The Cities of Pasadena and South Pasadena have partnered to improve water quality in the Lower Arroyo Seco Channel, as well as restore natural river habitat and improve public access. Pasadena and South Pasadena residents are encouraged to attend upcoming community meetings to learn about the Arroyo Seco Water Reuse Project and share their input on improvements. The first of three community meetings will take place in Pasadena on Thursday, May 26, from 6 - 8 p.m. at La... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Seeks Community Input on Future Improvements to the Arroyo Seco"

City of Pasadena to Declare June 3 ‘National Gun Violence Awareness Day’

PASADENA, Calif.— At their May 23 meeting, Pasadena City Council will issue a proclamation declaring June 3, 2022, ‘National Gun Violence Awareness Day’ in Pasadena. Now in its eighth year, the day honors and remembers victims and survivors of gun violence and supports efforts to prevent gun violence. The proclamation will be received by San Gabriel Valley Moms Demand Action, a local grassroots organization working to reduce gun violence. The proclamation reads that gun violence “touches every segment of our society and... continue reading »"City of Pasadena to Declare June 3 ‘National Gun Violence Awareness Day’"

City of Pasadena Expands ePermitting Services

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena continues to enhance its ePermitting services. Community members can now save themselves a trip to the Permit Center and electronically submit applications and plans for the following types of projects: Commercial and Residential – New Construction Commercial Tenant Improvements Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) The Citizen Self-Service Portal allows you to make electronic payments, track progress via a customized dashboard, download comments and corrections, resubmit plans and schedule inspections. The smartphone-friendly Express Permit Portal is also... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Expands ePermitting Services"

Pasadena Celebrates Older Americans Month with Free Event at Jackie Robinson Community Center

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena Senior Commission will host the City’s inaugural Older Americans Month celebration on Wednesday, May 25, from 10 a.m.-noon at Jackie Robinson Community Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. The free event will highlight Pasadena’s variety of resources for older adults and offer giveaways, food, presentations and much more! May is Older Americans Month as proclaimed by the federal Administration for Community Living. This year’s theme, “Age My Way,” provides an opportunity to explore the many... continue reading »"Pasadena Celebrates Older Americans Month with Free Event at Jackie Robinson Community Center"

City of Pasadena Invites Community to Celebrate Grand Reopening of La Pintoresca Park and 26th Annual Family Fun Day

PASADENA, Calif.—Join family, friends and neighbors for the grand reopening of La Pintoresca Park and the 26th annual Family Fun Day Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at La Pintoresca Park, 45 E. Washington Blvd. Excitement begins with the La Pintoresca Park ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy the park’s new splash pad, skate park, basketball court, and restrooms. Following the ribbon cutting, the fun will continue at the City’s... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Invites Community to Celebrate Grand Reopening of La Pintoresca Park and 26th Annual Family Fun Day"

Pasadena Public Health Department Hosts Spanish-language COVID-19 Vaccine Community Discussion, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate.

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) will host an in-person, Spanish-language event, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate., at Villa Parke (363 E. Villa St.) on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. This free event will feature real-time English translation. Panelists will share experiences and information to improve understanding of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness and safety. The panel discussion will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, with complimentary lunch immediately following the presentation. Albertsons Pharmacy will provide... continue reading »"Pasadena Public Health Department Hosts Spanish-language COVID-19 Vaccine Community Discussion, Unidos en CommUNITY: Infórmate. Protégete. Vacúnate."

City of Pasadena to Hold ADU Virtual Community Workshop This Thursday

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena has received funding from the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) to assess the City’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permitting processes to identify where improvements can be made. The first of two community workshops will be held on Thursday, May 19, 6-7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Staff will share key findings from the project’s initial technical work, information on how ADUs can serve state and local housing needs, and regulations governing ADUs. Community members are encouraged... continue reading »"City of Pasadena to Hold ADU Virtual Community Workshop This Thursday"

David Klug Named City of Pasadena Economic Development Director

PASADENA, Calif.—City of Pasadena Interim City Manager Cynthia Kurtz has named David Klug as economic development director. Klug was hired in May 2008 as senior project manager and was responsible for such special projects as the Civic Center redevelopment, including the proposed rehabilitation of the former YWCA building and the development of an affordable senior housing project. Klug also served as the liaison to the Playhouse Village Association. “I’m grateful to Ms. Kurtz for this opportunity and feel humbled and... continue reading »"David Klug Named City of Pasadena Economic Development Director"

Pasadena Cements Landmark District Exemptions from SB 9

PASADENA, Calif.—On Dec. 13, 2021, in compliance with state law (SB 9), the Pasadena City Council adopted Urgency Ordinance #7384, exempting historic and landmark districts from SB 9. On March 15, 2022, Attorney General Rob Bonta sent the City a letter claiming that the City’s urgency ordinance exempting landmark districts from SB 9 violated state law. The City strongly disagreed with the attorney general’s interpretation as unsupported by either the text of the law or its legislative history. Consistent with... continue reading »"Pasadena Cements Landmark District Exemptions from SB 9"

City of Pasadena Accepting Applications To Fill Three Seats on the Community Police Oversight Commission

PASADENA, Calif.—Three seats on the Pasadena Community Police Oversight Commission will be open, and the City is asking community-based organizations to nominate individuals to serve as commissioners. View the application.  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... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Accepting Applications To Fill Three Seats on the Community Police Oversight Commission"