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

  • 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
  • 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

July 8, 2024: Proclamation - Parks Make Life Better Month

• July 8, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, National Parks and Recreation Month is celebrated in...

June 19, 2024: Proclamation - Juneteenth

• June 19, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas—over two...

June 17, 2024: Proclamation - Octavia E. Butler Day

• June 17, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, born in Pasadena, California on June 22, 1947,...

June 10, 2024: Proclamation - Elder Abuse Awareness Day

• June 10, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, Pasadena’s older adults are valued members of society...

June 3, 2024: Proclamation - Gun Violence Awareness Day

• June 3, 2024


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

June 1, 2024: Proclamation - Pride Month

• June 3, 2024


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

May 20, 2024: Proclamation - National Water Safety Month

• May 20, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, swimming can play a vital role in maintaining...

May 20, 2024: Proclamation - National Public Works Week

• May 20, 2024


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

May 6, 2024: Proclamation - Professional Municipal Clerks Week

• May 6, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, the Office of the Municipal Clerk, a time...

May 6, 2024: Proclamation - National Bike Month

• May 6, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, the bicycle is an economically and environmentally sustainable...

May 6, 2024: Proclamation - Older Americans Month

• May 6, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, it is important to acknowledge the contributions older...

Proclamation: May 6, 2024 - Anne Frank Day

• May 6, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, Anne Frank, a Jewish teenager who, along with...

May 2, 2024: Proclamation - Day of Interfaith Prayer

• May 2, 2024


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

May 1, 2024: Proclamation - Mental Health Awareness Month

• May 1, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health...

April 30, 2024: Proclamation - National Therapy Animal Day

• April 30, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, since 1977, Pet Partners has been a driving...

April 15, 2024: Proclamation - Arbor Day

• April 15, 2024


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

April 15, 2024: Proclamation - Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide

• April 15, 2024


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

April 8, 2024: Proclamation - Donate Life Month

• April 8, 2024


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

April 8, 2024: Proclamation - Black Maternal Health Week

• April 8, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, despite having one of the most advanced health...

April 8, 2024: Proclamation - Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Month

• April 8, 2024


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

March 25, 2024: Proclamation - Week of the Young Child

• March 25, 2024


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

March 1, 2024: Proclamation - American Red Cross Month

• March 1, 2024


PROCLAMATION: Whereas, for more than a century, the American Red...

February 26, 2024: Proclamation - Women's History Month

• February 26, 2024


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

January 15, 2024: Proclamation - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

• January 15, 2024


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

November 12, 2023: Proclamation - National Nurse Practitioner Week

• November 12, 2023


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

November 11, 2023: Proclamation - Veterans Day

• November 11, 2023


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

October 16, 2023: Proclamation - Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

• October 16, 2023


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

October 16, 2023: Proclamation - Code Enforcement Officer Appreciation Month

• October 16, 2023


PROCLAMATION: Whereas Code Enforcement Officers provide for safety and welfare...

October 16, 2023: Proclamation - National Friends of Libraries Week

• October 16, 2023


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

October 5, 2023: Proclamation - Walk to School Day

• October 5, 2023


PROCLAMATION: Whereas lack of physical activity plays a leading role...

October 2, 2023: Proclamation - Pink Strong Month

• October 2, 2023


PROCLAMATION: Whereas breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer...

October 2, 2023: Proclamation - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

• October 2, 2023


PROCLAMATION: Whereas nearly 1 in 3 women and 1 in...

October 2, 2023: Proclamation - National Disability Employment Awareness Month

• October 2, 2023


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

September 22, 2023: Proclamation - California Native American Day

• September 22, 2023


PROCLAMATION: Whereas the City of Pasadena recognizes the importance of...

September 17, 2023: Proclamation - Constitution Week

• September 17, 2023


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

September 10, 2023: Proclamation - National Suicide Prevention Week

• September 10, 2023


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

July 10, 2023: Proclamation - Parks Make Life Better Month

• July 10, 2023


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

June 19, 2023: Proclamation - Juneteenth

• June 19, 2023


PROCLAMATION: Whereas on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas—over two...

June 12, 2023: Proclamation - Elder Abuse Awareness Day

• June 12, 2023


PROCLAMATION: Whereas Pasadena’s older adults are valued members of society...

June 1, 2023: Proclamation - Pride Month

• June 1, 2023


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

May 22, 2023: Proclamation - Gun Violence Awareness Day

• May 22, 2023


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

May 22, 2023: Proclamation - National Public Works Week

• May 22, 2023


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

May 4, 2023: Proclamation - Day of Interfaith Prayer

• May 4, 2023


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

May 1, 2023: Proclamation - Older Americans Month

• May 1, 2023


PROCLAMATION: Whereas it is important to acknowledge the contributions older...

April 24, 2023: Proclamation - Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide

• April 24, 2023


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

April 24, 2023: Proclamation - Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Month

• April 24, 2023


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

April 17, 2023: Proclamation - Arbor Day

• April 17, 2023


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

April 1, 2023: Proclamation - Arts, Culture and Creativity Month

• April 1, 2023


PROCLAMATION: Whereas the City of Pasadena celebrates the role that...

February 27, 2023: Proclamation - Women's History Month

• February 27, 2023


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

January 16, 2023: Proclamation - Martin Luther King Jr Day

• January 16, 2023


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

November 13, 2022: Proclamation - National Nurse Practitioner Week

• November 13, 2022


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

November 11, 2022: Proclamation - Veterans Day

• November 11, 2022


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

November 1, 2022: Proclamation - Small Business Saturday

• November 1, 2022


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

October 24, 2022: Proclamation - National Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Month

• October 24, 2022


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

October 17, 2022: Proclamation - National Friends of Libraries Week

• October 17, 2022


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

October 3, 2022: Proclamation - Walktober & Pedestrian Safety Month

• October 3, 2022


PROCLAMATION: Whereas walking is a healthy mode of travel that...

October 3, 2022: Proclamation - National Disability Employment Awareness Month

• October 3, 2022


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

September 19, 2022: Proclamation - First Tee Greater Pasadena Month

• September 19, 2022


PROCLAMATION: Whereas First Tee - Greater Pasadena enhances the lives...

September 17, 2022: Constitution Week

• September 17, 2022


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

September 4, 2022: National Suicide Prevention Week

• September 4, 2022


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

July 11, 2022: Proclamation - Parks Make Life Better Month

• July 11, 2022


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

June 13, 2022: Proclamation - Elder Abuse Awareness Day

• June 13, 2022


PROCLAMATION: Whereas Pasadena’s older adults are valued members of society...

June 11, 2022: Proclamation - Astronomy Week

• June 11, 2022


PROCLAMATION Whereas Pasadena is home to some of the world’s...

June 1, 2022: Pride Month

• June 1, 2022


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

May 23, 2022: Proclamation - Gun Violence Awareness Day

• May 23, 2022


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

May 16, 2022: Proclamation - National Public Works Week

• May 16, 2022


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

May 5, 2022: Proclamation - Day of Interfaith Prayer

• May 6, 2022


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

May 2, 2022: Proclamation - Older Americans Month

• May 2, 2022


PROCLAMATION Whereas it is important to acknowledge the contributions older...

April 25, 2022: Proclamation - Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Month

• April 25, 2022


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

April 11, 2022: Proclamation - Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide

• April 11, 2022


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

April 11, 2022: Proclamation - Arbor Day

• April 11, 2022


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

March 2, 2022: Proclamation - American Red Cross Month

• March 2, 2022


PROCLAMATION: Whereas for more than a century, the American Red...

February 28, 2022: Women's History Month

• February 28, 2022


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

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,...

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