June 1, 2023: 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, 2023: Proclamation - Pride Month"

May 22, 2023: 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 22, 2023: Proclamation - Gun Violence Awareness Day"

May 22, 2023: 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 22, 2023: Proclamation - National Public Works Week"

May 4, 2023: 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 71st annual National Day of Prayer this year—by joining observances... continue reading »"May 4, 2023: Proclamation - Day of Interfaith Prayer"

May 1, 2023: Proclamation - Older Americans Month

PROCLAMATION: Whereas it is important to acknowledge the contributions older individuals have made in our communities and in the workplace to the economic well-being of our nation through civic leadership and mentoring; and Whereas our expanding elder population profoundly impacts every facet of our lives, redefining our ideas of work, retirement and leisure, altering our housing and living arrangements, challenging our healthcare systems, reshaping our economy, and altering social and public policy; and Whereas the opportunities and challenges that await... continue reading »"May 1, 2023: Proclamation - Older Americans Month"

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

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

April 17, 2023: 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 33rd consecutive year, the National Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Pasadena as a Tree City USA designee and has awarded to Pasadena for the 23rd year a Growth Award for excellence in promoting urban forestry programs; and Whereas Pasadena is committed to trees as... continue reading »"April 17, 2023: Proclamation - Arbor Day"

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

PROCLAMATION: Whereas the City of Pasadena celebrates the role that the arts and creativity play in helping us navigate the pandemic, amplify the need for racial equity, and highlight the power of the arts to change our lives for the better; and Whereas the California Association of Museums works to support the arts and creativity in Pasadena as an essential part of our thriving community; and Whereas this is the 5th annual Arts, Culture and Creativity Month in California—a statewide... continue reading »"April 1, 2023: Proclamation - Arts, Culture and Creativity Month"

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

PROCLAMATION: Whereas women of every race, class and ethnic background have made historic contributions to the growth and strength of Pasadena in countless recorded and unrecorded ways; and Whereas women play a critical economic, cultural and social role in every sphere of life in Pasadena; and Whereas particularly important in the establishment of early charitable, philanthropic and cultural institutions in our City, women have served as early leaders in the forefront of every major progressive social change movement; and Whereas... continue reading »"February 27, 2023: Proclamation - Women's History Month"