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

PROCLAMATION Whereas recognition of the contributions of persons with disabilities is an effective way to overcome negative stereotypes and eliminate physical and attitudinal barriers to full participation in all aspects of community life, including education, recreation and employment; and Whereas people with disabilities are an important, vital part of our community as valued workers, civic leaders, business owners, veterans, family members, and friends, and they are innovative and valued contributors in the workplace, the classroom, and the community; and Whereas... continue reading »"October 4, 2021: Proclamation - National Disability Employment Awareness Month"

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

PROCLAMATION: Whereas enhancement: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment; and Whereas First Tee - Greater Pasadena strengthens the community and its image by increasing cultural unity through promoting health and wellness, and strengthening safety and security by reducing juvenile crime; and Whereas October, 2021 marks the 15 year anniversary where over 200,000 youth and families have benefited from the wide range of services, facilities and programs provided by First Tee - Greater Pasadena since its inception;... continue reading »"September 27, 2021: Proclamation - First Tee Greater Pasadena Month"

September 17, 2021: Proclamation - Constitution Week

PROCLAMATION: Whereas it is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to the Constitution of the United States of America, and to celebrate the 234th anniversary of its drafting on September 17, 2021; and Whereas the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Martin Severance Chapter, enriches communities by protecting and preserving historic locations, fostering patriotism and love of country, supporting charitable endeavors and schools, assisting veterans and the infirm, and encouraging historical research; and Whereas during the... continue reading »"September 17, 2021: Proclamation - Constitution Week"

September 5, 2021: Proclamation - National Suicide Prevention Week

PROCLAMATION: Whereas suicide is a national and statewide public mental health problem which occurs among all age groups and across all socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds, is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and the 2nd leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 to 34; and Whereas in the United States, over 47,000 people die by suicide each year—and several thousand friends and family members are changed forever by losing those people;... continue reading »"September 5, 2021: Proclamation - National Suicide Prevention Week"

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

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department promotes physical, emotional and mental wellness  through organized fitness, play, activities, and special events such as Parks After Dark, summer day camp, aquatics, youth sports, and chair aerobics; and Whereas, Parks and Recreation supports the economic vitality of Pasadena by providing jobs, workforce development for local youth and young adults through the Ambassador and ROSE Intern programs, and childcare for the essential work force; and Whereas, Parks and Recreation fosters social... continue reading »"July 12, 2021: Proclamation - Parks Make Life Better Month"

June 1, 2021: Proclamation - Pride Month

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, Pride Month began in June, 1969 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City after LGBTQ+ persons and their allies rose up to fight against discriminatory laws—which have since been declared unconstitutional; and Whereas, Pasadena denounces prejudice and unfair discrimination based on age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and is a city in which all persons should feel valued, safe, welcomed, respected, and affirmed by their peers and... continue reading »"June 1, 2021: Proclamation - Pride Month"

May 24, 2021: Proclamation - Gun Violence Awareness Day

PROCLAMATION Whereas, gun violence touches every segment of our society and impacts people of all ages; it increases the probability of death in incidents of domestic violence; raises the likelihood of fatality by those who intend to injure others and among those who attempt suicide; it places children and young people at increased risk of physical harm and injury; and disproportionately affects communities of color; and Whereas, Gun Violence Awareness Day honors the many lives that have been cut short... continue reading »"May 24, 2021: Proclamation - Gun Violence Awareness Day"