January 18, 2021: 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 18, 2021: Proclamation - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day"

November 25, 2020: A Farewell Message from Mayor Terry Tornek

As most of you know, my term as Mayor will end on December 7, 2020. Councilmember Victor Gordo will become Mayor at that time, and I wish him well. It has been a real privilege to be able to serve a City that has been so wonderful to my family since 1982. I have tried my best and I believe that during the past five years we have made real progress in many areas. I know that positive results are... continue reading »"November 25, 2020: A Farewell Message from Mayor Terry Tornek"

November 23, 2020: Proclamation - Small Business Saturday

PROCLAMATION: Whereas according to the United States Small Business Administration, there are currently 30.7 million small businesses in the United States, which represent more than 99% of American companies and are responsible for nearly 65% of net new jobs created from the years  2000 to 2018; 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 23, 2020: Proclamation - Small Business Saturday"

November 20, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek

VIDEO TEXT: Hello Pasadena. I’m your Mayor, Terry Tornek. I have been providing these talks for months to help keep you informed about COVID and what’s happening in Pasadena. This will be the last installment since my term as your Mayor is coming to an end. Unhappily, my final message is a troublesome one.  Infections and hospitalizations continue to rise in Pasadena and throughout LA County, so additional restrictions have been imposed on some businesses. If the infection spread continues... continue reading »"November 20, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek"

November 11, 2020: 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, 2020: Proclamation - Veterans Day"

November 8, 2020: 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 290,000 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 8, 2020: Proclamation - National Nurse Practitioner Week"

November 6, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek

VIDEO TEXT: Hello Pasadena. I’m your Mayor, Terry Tornek. This week’s COVID news is not too good.  Infections and hospitalizations continue to rise in Pasadena and throughout LA County.  As we gradually reopen businesses, remove  occupancy restrictions on others and process school waiver applications, cases will continue to go up. This means that our progress from PURPLE Tier 1 to RED Tier 2, which would allow more significant re-opening will continue to be delayed. The good news is that people were very... continue reading »"November 6, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek"

October 30, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek

VIDEO TEXT: Hello Pasadena. I’m your Mayor, Terry Tornek. This week’s COVID news is mixed.  Infections and hospitalizations are ticking up. We reopened some additional personal service businesses, removed some occupancy restrictions on others and processed some school waiver applications for TK through 2nd grade. Unhappily, we are still weeks away from moving from the PURPLE Tier 1 to the RED Tier 2, which would allow more significant reopening. This is particularly frustrating to parents with young children who are... continue reading »"October 30, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek"

October 23, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek

VIDEO TEXT: Hello Pasadena. I’m your Mayor, Terry Tornek. This week’s COVID news is generally good. Infections & hospitalizations are all holding steady or improving slightly. So, we are able to reopen some additional personal service businesses and remove some occupancy restrictions on others. Very modest changes. But we are still weeks away from moving from the PURPLE Tier 1 to the RED Tier 2, which would allow more significant reopening.  Progress is agonizingly slow, but at least there is... continue reading »"October 23, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek"

October 19, 2020: 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 a 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 19, 2020: Proclamation - National Friends of Libraries Week"