January 17, 2022: 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 more than 50 years ago; and Whereas even with the gains of the Civil Rights movement over the years,... continue reading »"January 17, 2022: Proclamation - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day"

December 30, 2021: End of Year Message from Mayor Gordo

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As 2021 comes to a close and we look ahead to the New Year, I am reminded of how much we have gone through this past year – both the good and the difficult – and how wonderful our community really is. Our City faced myriad challenges this past year- from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic health concerns, to the pandemic’s economic impacts on our families and local businesses, and the increase in community violence that resulted in the tragic and... continue reading »"December 30, 2021: End of Year Message from Mayor Gordo"

December 14, 2021: Mayor's Statement - Dolores Hickambottom

Our City lost a bright light yesterday evening with the passing of Dolores Hickambottom. I know that all of Pasadena joins me in mourning the loss of Dolores Hickambottom who for so many decades guided our community with dignity, respect, and a kind and loving manner.  Dolores was a friend and mother figure to all of Pasadena.  In words written about Dolores over the next few days, her work as a champion of women’s and civil rights for well over... continue reading »"December 14, 2021: Mayor's Statement - Dolores Hickambottom"

November 27, 2021: Proclamation - Small Business Saturday

PROCLAMATION: Whereas according to the United States Small Business Administration, there are currently 31.7 million small businesses in the United States, which represent more than 99% of American companies and are responsible for over 65% of net new jobs created from the years 2000 to 2019; and Whereas small businesses employ 47% of the employees in the private sector in our country, and contribute positively to the local community by supplying jobs and generating tax revenue; and Whereas along with... continue reading »"November 27, 2021: Proclamation - Small Business Saturday"

November 22, 2021: Mayor's Statement - Iran Moreno

November 22, 2021 Dear City of Pasadena: This past Saturday evening, our Pasadena community suffered a horrific tragedy—the killing of 13 year-old Iran Moreno. Iran was sitting inside his home with his family, playing video games in his bedroom, when he was killed by a gunman who fired shots outside his home. There are no words that can fully do justice to truly express our feelings and thoughts for the Moreno family, and for our larger pain as a community... continue reading »"November 22, 2021: Mayor's Statement - Iran Moreno"

November 11, 2021: Proclamation - Veterans Day

PROCLAMATION: Whereas the history of the United States is rich with the deeds of those Pasadena residents that have served in our Armed Forces with honor and distinction; and Whereas today we recognize these courageous men and women who represent the best our nation and community have to offer and, with their service, these veterans have proven that America’s freedoms are worth protecting; and Whereas in order to provide an opportunity for Pasadena’s youth to train as tomorrow’s leaders, the... continue reading »"November 11, 2021: Proclamation - Veterans Day"

November 7, 2021: Proclamation - National Nurse Practitioner Week

PROCLAMATION: Whereas serving as trusted frontline providers of health care for patients, nurse practitioners (NPs) are advanced practice registered nurses with clinical education and training beyond their initial registered nurse preparation; and Whereas in the United States, more than 325,000 licensed NPs are an essential part of the solution to health care, and work in a wide variety of settings to deliver primary, acute and specialty care through a caring, patient-centered, holistic model of care; and Whereas as clinicians that... continue reading »"November 7, 2021: Proclamation - National Nurse Practitioner Week"

October 18, 2021: Proclamation - National Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Month

PROCLAMATION: Whereas, in Pasadena there are over 1,000 persons living in 15 nursing homes, and over 2,300 persons living in nearly 100 assisted living/ residential care facilities; and Whereas, the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 guarantees residents their individual rights in order to promote and maintain their dignity and autonomy, and all residents should be aware of their rights so that they may be empowered to live with dignity and self-determination; and Whereas, we wish to honor and... continue reading »"October 18, 2021: Proclamation - National Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Month"

October 18, 2021: Proclamation - National Friends of Libraries Week

PROCLAMATION: Whereas the mission of The Friends of the Pasadena Public Library is to support the Library’s programs, special services and cultural events by raising funds for projects that instill the excitement of discovery and the love of reading in Library patrons of all ages, including summer reading clubs and One City, One Story; and Whereas the work of The Friends highlights our City’s libraries and the important role they play in providing opportunities for all ages to experience the... continue reading »"October 18, 2021: Proclamation - National Friends of Libraries Week"

October 4, 2021: Proclamation - LGBTQ+ History Month

PROCLAMATION: Whereas the path towards LGBTQ+ equality and liberation has been paved by courageous persons who have fought for the right to love and be loved, and their positive societal contributions of advancing areas of diversity, inclusion, equity, and respect deserve recognition; and Whereas LGBTQ+ History Month celebrates and commemorates those who fought for equal rights and services for the LGBTQ+ community; and is a means of educating others, promoting a culture of acceptance and inclusivity, and advancing equality for... continue reading »"October 4, 2021: Proclamation - LGBTQ+ History Month"