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"

Mayor Victor Gordo Nominates Council Members to Board Positions

PASADENA, Calif.—Mayor Victor Gordo has announced the nomination of two City Council members to fill vacancies on boards to represent the city, which will be considered by City Council at their Jan. 11 meeting. Vice Mayor Andy Wilson has been nominated to serve on the Arroyo Verdugo Communities Joint Powers Authority (AVCJPA), which consists of the cities of Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, Pasadena and South Pasadena, and the unincorporated areas of Crescenta Valley/Montrose within Los Angeles County. The city... continue reading »"Mayor Victor Gordo Nominates Council Members to Board Positions"

Mayor Gordo Announces New City Council Committee Assignments

PASADENA, Calif.—In his first official act as mayor of Pasadena, Victor M. Gordo has announced new committee assignments for all members of City Council. City councilmembers serve on various intergovernmental committees during their term in office. These assignments are reviewed and modified annually following the swearing in of new councilmembers. Mayor Gordo has appointed District 1 Councilmember Tyron Hampton to chair the Economic Development & Technology Committee, which meets the third Tuesday of each month. The mayor has also appointed... continue reading »"Mayor Gordo Announces New City Council Committee Assignments"

City of Pasadena Services Protection Measure to Be Placed on Ballot

PASADENA, Calif.—On Monday, July 27, the Pasadena City Council unanimously voted to place the Pasadena City Services Protection Measure on the November 3, 2020 ballot. The measure, calling for a charter amendment, must be approved by a majority of Pasadena voters to maintain the longstanding Light & Power Fund transfer to the General Fund that pays for services including 911 emergency response, fire, paramedics, and programs for the public health of our community. Currently, the Pasadena Light & Power Fund... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Services Protection Measure to Be Placed on Ballot"

Weekend Grab-And-Go Meal Service Extended Through May 17

PASADENA, Calif.—The popular grab-and-go emergency meal program for students and families will continue seven days a week through May 17, thanks to $105,400 in additional funding approved by Pasadena City Council at the April 20 council meeting. Pasadena Unified School District has been distributing pre-packaged, nutritious grab-and-go meals to students 18 and under, Monday through Friday, at school sites across the city since mid-March due to school closures. Soon after the start of the program, the City of Pasadena partnered... continue reading »"Weekend Grab-And-Go Meal Service Extended Through May 17"

City of Pasadena Approves Stimulus Effort to Support Utility Customers

PASADENA, Calif.—The City of Pasadena City Council approved a plan to issue rebate checks to all Pasadena electric customers—both residents and businesses—in the coming weeks. At the April 6 City Council meeting, councilmembers approved suspension of the collection of the Utility Underground Surtax (UUG) for a period of six months, and approved a proposal to refund all electric customers an amount equal to the UUG Surtax for a two-year period from April 2018 through March 2020. Former customers having paid... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Approves Stimulus Effort to Support Utility Customers"

Eviction Ordinance Adoption to Be Heard Monday, Nov. 4, With Second Reading to Be Held Tuesday, Nov. 5

PASADENA, Calif.—In response to a recent surge of eviction notices and threats of eviction in Pasadena ahead of state law protections, the City Council will consider action on the Tenant Protection Act Temporary Adoption Ordinance at its regular meeting on Nov. 4. Should the City Council wish to proceed with the proposed ordinance, it will conduct a first reading of the ordinance at its Nov. 4 meeting. To facilitate timely adoption of the proposed eviction protections, a special meeting of... continue reading »"Eviction Ordinance Adoption to Be Heard Monday, Nov. 4, With Second Reading to Be Held Tuesday, Nov. 5"

Proposed Amendments to Cannabis Retail Regulations

PASADENA, Calif.—On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Planning Commission will consider amendments to the City’s existing cannabis business regulations to allow all six of the top-scoring applicants the opportunity to establish retail dispensaries at locations that comply with all state-mandated requirements while maintaining and preserving the buffers from sensitive uses as approved by Pasadena’s voters. “I have initiated a process for the Planning Commission and the City Council to consider a change to local law that would allow the six highest-rated... continue reading »"Proposed Amendments to Cannabis Retail Regulations"

City Seeks Public Input on Colorado Street Bridge Suicide Prevention Barrier Design

PASADENA, Calif.—The public is invited to the first community meeting for the Colorado Street Bridge - Suicide Mitigation Enhancements Project. The meeting will take place Thursday, September 26, from 6:30-8 p.m. in Council Chambers at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave, Rm S249. The City and its Colorado Bridge Project Team will present the project scope and schedule for the design of a vertical barrier on the Colorado Street Bridge, and gather feedback and ideas from the public. After... continue reading »"City Seeks Public Input on Colorado Street Bridge Suicide Prevention Barrier Design"

City of Pasadena Releases Reports Detailing Minimum Wage Increase Impact

PASADENA, Calif.—On March 14, 2016, the Pasadena City Council adopted a local minimum wage ordinance (Ordinance #7278). The ordinance required that on or before February 2019, the City Manager shall present a report to the City Council summarizing the impact of the city-wide minimum wage on reducing poverty, unemployment, job creation, and overall business climate. City staff prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking responses to assess the impact of the City’s minimum wage on workers, businesses, city residents, and... continue reading »"City of Pasadena Releases Reports Detailing Minimum Wage Increase Impact"