July 8, 2024: Proclamation - Parks Make Life Better Month

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, National Parks and Recreation Month is celebrated in July, recognizing that parks and recreation build stronger, healthier, more resilient communities, and 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... continue reading »"July 8, 2024: Proclamation - Parks Make Life Better Month"

June 19, 2024: 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 159th year of                    Juneteenth, the oldest known... continue reading »"June 19, 2024: Proclamation - Juneteenth"

June 17, 2024: Proclamation - Octavia E. Butler Day

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, born in Pasadena, California on June 22, 1947, Octavia E. Butler became one of the most celebrated science fiction writers of her time; and Whereas, a proud Pasadenan, Octavia spent her formative years in this City, attending Pasadena City College and later transferring to California State University, Los Angeles where she honed her craft and  developed her unique voice; and Whereas, her groundbreaking works—including “Kindred”, “Parable of the Sower”, and the “Patternist” series—have earned her critical acclaim, literary... continue reading »"June 17, 2024: Proclamation - Octavia E. Butler Day"

June 10, 2024: 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 10, 2024: Proclamation - Elder Abuse Awareness Day"

June 3, 2024: 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 »"June 3, 2024: Proclamation - Gun Violence Awareness Day"

June 1, 2024: 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, 2024: Proclamation - Pride Month"

May 20, 2024: Proclamation - National Water Safety Month

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, swimming can play a vital role in maintaining good physical and mental health, building social connections, and enhancing quality of life; and Whereas, it is important for families and individuals of all ages—whether owners of private pools, users of public swimming facilities, or those visiting recreational swimming areas—to understand the importance of water safety rules; and Whereas, drowning is often caused by inadequate swimming skills, lack of supervision, and hazardous swimming conditions, and is a leading cause of... continue reading »"May 20, 2024: Proclamation - National Water Safety Month"

May 20, 2024: 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 20, 2024: Proclamation - National Public Works Week"

May 6, 2024: Proclamation - Professional Municipal Clerks Week

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, the Office of the Municipal Clerk, a time honored and vital part of local government, exists throughout the world and is the oldest among public servants; and Whereas, Pasadena’s Office of the City Clerk provides a professional link between members of the community, the local governing bodies and agencies of government at other levels; and Whereas, Municipal Clerks have pledged to be ever mindful of their neutrality, impartiality, rendering of equal service to all, and serving as the... continue reading »"May 6, 2024: Proclamation - Professional Municipal Clerks Week"

May 6, 2024: Proclamation - National Bike Month

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, the bicycle is an economically and environmentally sustainable mode of transportation, an excellent form of recreation, and an effective means to conserve energy and improve the livability of communities; and Whereas, bicycling has a great potential to have a positive impact on the local economy and tourism industry, and to stimulate economic development by making the region attractive to businesses and persons who support healthy lifestyles and a full range of transportation choices; and Whereas, electric bicycle availability... continue reading »"May 6, 2024: Proclamation - National Bike Month"