September 17, 2023: 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 236th anniversary of its drafting on September 17, 2023; 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, 2023: Proclamation - Constitution Week"

September 10, 2023: 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 12th leading cause of death in the United States, and the 2nd leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 20 to 34; and Whereas in the United States, over 45,000 people die by suicide each year—and several thousand friends and family members are changed forever by losing those people;... continue reading »"September 10, 2023: Proclamation - National Suicide Prevention Week"

July 10, 2023: 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 youth sports, adult recreational classes, summer day camp, aquatics, and Parks After Dark; and Whereas Parks and Recreation supports the economic vitality of Pasadena by providing jobs, workforce development for local youth and young adults through the Youth Ambassador and ROSE Intern programs; and Whereas Parks and Recreation fosters social cohesiveness by celebrating cultural diversity... continue reading »"July 10, 2023: Proclamation - Parks Make Life Better Month"

June 19, 2023: Proclamation - Juneteenth

PROCLAMATION: Whereas on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas—over two years after President Abraham Lincoln declared all enslaved persons free—Major General Gordon Granger and Union Army troops enforced the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the last enslaved Black Americans; and Whereas free from the bondage which immorally deprived them of human dignity, their long overdue emancipation was celebrated on June 19—“Juneteenth”—and this year marks the 158th year of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolishment of slavery in the United... continue reading »"June 19, 2023: Proclamation - Juneteenth"

June 12, 2023: Proclamation - Elder Abuse Awareness Day

PROCLAMATION: Whereas Pasadena’s older adults are valued members of society and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity to enable them to continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community; and Whereas the Pasadena Public Health Department and Pasadena Elderly and Dependent Adult Liaisons (PEDAL) Committee are concerned about the risk to our senior residents who suffer from neglect or are victims of financial, emotional, sexual, or physical abuse; and Whereas abuse... continue reading »"June 12, 2023: Proclamation - Elder Abuse Awareness Day"

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"