City Council: Mayor Victor M. 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
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
• September 17, 2021
PROCLAMATION: Whereas it is fitting and proper to accord official...
• September 5, 2021
PROCLAMATION: Whereas suicide is a national and statewide public mental...
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PROCLAMATION: Whereas, Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department promotes...
• June 18, 2021
• June 1, 2021
PROCLAMATION: Whereas, Pride Month began in June, 1969 on the...
• May 28, 2021
• May 24, 2021
PROCLAMATION Whereas, gun violence touches every segment of our society...
• May 24, 2021
PROCLAMATION: Whereas, established in 1872, Arbor Day encourages the planting...
• May 17, 2021
PROCLAMATION Whereas public works infrastructure, facilities and services are of...
• May 10, 2021
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PROCLAMATION: Whereas, a nationally recognized Day of Prayer came into...
• April 26, 2021
PROCLAMATION: Whereas, sexual assault affects people of every age, race,...
• April 24, 2021
• April 19, 2021
PROCLAMATION: Whereas on April 24, 1915, the Turkish Government perpetrated...
• April 10, 2021
PROCLAMATION: Whereas, quality early childhood education promotes the intellectual, emotional...
• April 2, 2021
• March 30, 2021
PROCLAMATION: Whereas the act of donating an organ, tissue, marrow,...
• March 26, 2021
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PROCLAMATION: Whereas, women of every race, class and ethnic background...
• March 5, 2021
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• January 14, 2021
PROCLAMATION Whereas the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s has...
• January 10, 2021
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