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"

State of the City 2023

State of the City Report Mayor Victor M. Gordo February 23, 2023 TOGETHER WE THRIVE, PASADENA! Welcome Welcome, and thank you for being here tonight.  I want to acknowledge Vice Mayor Felicia Williams, my City Council colleagues, and our City employees who each day work hard to ensure Pasadena thrives.  Thank you to my wife Kelly, and our children Michael and Emma, for being here and for their love and unwavering support of my service as your Mayor. I also... continue reading »"State of the City 2023"

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

PROCLAMATION Whereas the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s has profoundly impacted the course of American history and continues to shape the direction and debate of our society; and Whereas one of the great leaders of that 20th century movement is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose “dream” is no less inspirational and important today than when he first expressed it 60 years ago; and Whereas even with the gains of the Civil Rights movement over the years, there are... continue reading »"January 16, 2023: Proclamation - Martin Luther King Jr Day"