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"