May 24, 2021: Proclamation - Arbor Day

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, established in 1872, Arbor Day encourages the planting of trees in urban and wildland areas to protect, renew and manage our trees and forests, and to encourage a healthy ecosystem; and Whereas, for the 31st consecutive year, the National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Pasadena as a Tree City USA designee and has awarded to Pasadena for the 21st year a Growth Award for excellence in promoting urban forestry programs; and Whereas, Pasadena is committed to trees as... continue reading »"May 24, 2021: Proclamation - Arbor Day"

May 17, 2021: Proclamation - National Public Works Week

PROCLAMATION Whereas public works infrastructure, facilities and services are of vital importance to sustainable communities and the health, safety and well-being of the people of Pasadena; and Whereas the planning, development and operation of public works systems such as storm drains, sewers, streets, bridges, street lights, traffic signals, public buildings, public fleets, street trees, solid waste collection, and recycling is  essential to meeting the needs of our  residents; and Whereas such facilities and services could not be provided without the... continue reading »"May 17, 2021: Proclamation - National Public Works Week"

May 3, 2021: Proclamation - Day of Interfaith Prayer

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, a nationally recognized Day of Prayer came into existence even before the founding of the United States of America, when the continental Congress declared a day of prayer in 1775; and Whereas, Congress codified this tradition in 1952 and later, in 1988, designated the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer; and Whereas, millions of Americans will answer the call to prayer—on the 69th annual National Day of Prayer this year—by joining observances... continue reading »"May 3, 2021: Proclamation - Day of Interfaith Prayer"

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

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, sexual assault affects people of every age, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, and socioeconomic background; and the CDC reports in its National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey that in the United States, one in five women has been a victim of a completed or attempted rape at some point in her lifetime; and Whereas, the Commission on the Status of Women is mindful of the fact that sexual assault remains a serious issue... continue reading »"April 26, 2021: Proclamation - Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Month"

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

PROCLAMATION: Whereas on April 24, 1915, the Turkish Government perpetrated against Armenian people what is commonly referred to as the first genocide of the twentieth century, which continued until 1923 and resulted in the death of 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children; and Whereas since memories fade with time, it is important to remind ourselves about human tragedies that have taken place; and Whereas those who survived the Armenian genocide and their successors have had to work hard to... continue reading »"April 19 2021: Proclamation - Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide"

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

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, quality early childhood education promotes the intellectual, emotional and physical development of children, which in turn prepares them to be responsible and contributing members of society; and Whereas, Pasadena is a strong, safe community which is supportive of families raising caring and capable children, and it appreciates the many organizations that provide financial support to increase access to high-quality preschool for our young people; and Whereas, public policies and programs which support early learning for all young children... continue reading »"April 10, 2021: Proclamation - Week of the Young Child"

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

PROCLAMATION: Whereas the act of donating an organ, tissue, marrow, or blood is recognized worldwide as an expression of compassion to those in need; a single individual’s organ donation can save up to eight lives, and a single blood donation can help three people in need; and Whereas at this time, more than 21,000 individuals in California and more than 107,000 individuals nationwide are on the national organ transplant waiting list; on average, 17 people die every day while waiting... continue reading »"April 1, 2021: Proclamation - DMV/Donate Life Month"