City Council: Mayor Victor M. Gordo

City Mayor Victor Gordo

Born in Zacatecas, Mexico, Victor immigrated to the United States with his parents as a young child. The oldest of six, Victor grew up in Pasadena and is a proud product of the Pasadena Unified School District.  Both of his parents worked two jobs. Victor’s father was a dishwasher and cook at Ranchero's Mexican Restaurant for 50 years. His late mother, who died when his youngest brother was four years old, was a seamstress. From age nine until he was 17 years old, Victor delivered the Pasadena Star-News newspaper every day before school and every weekend.

Victor played football, baseball, and soccer at Pasadena High School and received a number of athletic honors including All Pacific League honors and All San Gabriel Valley Ambassadors Co-Athlete of the year. The Pasadena High School faculty awarded him the George Stewart Memorial Scholarship established to “honor the graduating senior whose character, determination, and quiet leadership best reflect the memory of George Stewart.”

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City Council Goals & Objectives

  • to maintain fiscal responsibility and stability;
  • improve, maintain and enhance public facilities and infrastructure;
  • increase conservation and sustainability;
  • improve mobility and accessibility throughout the city;
  • support and promote the quality of life and local economy;
  • and ensure public safety

Government Structure

The City has a Council-Manager form of government with seven City Council districts each electing a Councilmember to a four-year term. The Mayor is an at-large or Citywide elected position serving a four-year term.

The City Council is responsible for setting policies, passing ordinances, adopting the budget, appointing committee members, and hiring the City Manager, City Attorney/City Prosecutor, and the City Clerk.

The Mayor acts as the chief executive of the City in performing all acts required to be performed under the laws of the State of California and our City Charter. The Mayor is the official head of the City for all ceremonial purposes, by the Courts for the purpose of serving civil process and by the Governor of the State for military purposes. The Mayor has a voice and vote in all proceedings of the City Council and presides over City Council meetings

From the Mayor's Desk

January 17, 2022: Proclamation - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

• January 17, 2022

PROCLAMATION Whereas the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s has...

December 30, 2021: End of Year Message from Mayor Gordo

• December 30, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As 2021 comes to a close and we...

December 14, 2021: Mayor's Statement - Dolores Hickambottom

• December 14, 2021

Our City lost a bright light yesterday evening with the...

November 27, 2021: Proclamation - Small Business Saturday

• November 27, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas according to the United States Small Business Administration,...

November 22, 2021: Mayor's Statement - Iran Moreno

• November 22, 2021

November 22, 2021 Dear City of Pasadena: This past Saturday...

November 11, 2021: Proclamation - Veterans Day

• November 11, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas the history of the United States is rich...

November 7, 2021: Proclamation - National Nurse Practitioner Week

• November 7, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas serving as trusted frontline providers of health care...

October 18, 2021: Proclamation - National Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Month

• October 18, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, in Pasadena there are over 1,000 persons living...

October 18, 2021: Proclamation - National Friends of Libraries Week

• October 18, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas the mission of The Friends of the Pasadena...

October 4, 2021: Proclamation - LGBTQ+ History Month

• October 4, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas the path towards LGBTQ+ equality and liberation has...

October 4, 2021: Proclamation - Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

• October 4, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas bullying is physical, verbal, sexual, or emotional harm...

October 4, 2021: Proclamation - National Disability Employment Awareness Month

• October 4, 2021

PROCLAMATION Whereas recognition of the contributions of persons with disabilities...

September 27, 2021: Proclamation - First Tee Greater Pasadena Month

• September 27, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas enhancement: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance,...

September 17, 2021: Proclamation - Constitution Week

• September 17, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas it is fitting and proper to accord official...

September 5, 2021: Proclamation - National Suicide Prevention Week

• September 5, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas suicide is a national and statewide public mental...

July 12, 2021: Proclamation - Parks Make Life Better Month

• July 12, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department promotes...

June 1, 2021: Proclamation - Pride Month

• June 1, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, Pride Month began in June, 1969 on the...

May 24, 2021: Proclamation - Gun Violence Awareness Day

• May 24, 2021

PROCLAMATION Whereas, gun violence touches every segment of our society...

May 24, 2021: Proclamation - Arbor Day

• May 24, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, established in 1872, Arbor Day encourages the planting...

May 17, 2021: Proclamation - National Public Works Week

• May 17, 2021

PROCLAMATION Whereas public works infrastructure, facilities and services are of...

May 3, 2021: Proclamation - Day of Interfaith Prayer

• May 3, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, a nationally recognized Day of Prayer came into...

April 26, 2021: Proclamation - Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Month

• April 26, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, sexual assault affects people of every age, race,...

April 19 2021: Proclamation - Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide

• April 19, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas on April 24, 1915, the Turkish Government perpetrated...

April 10, 2021: Proclamation - Week of the Young Child

• April 10, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, quality early childhood education promotes the intellectual, emotional...

April 1, 2021: Proclamation - DMV/Donate Life Month

• March 30, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas the act of donating an organ, tissue, marrow,...

March 8, 2021: Proclamation - Women's History Month

• March 8, 2021

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, women of every race, class and ethnic background...

January 18, 2021: Proclamation - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

• January 14, 2021

PROCLAMATION Whereas the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s has...

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