May 20, 2019: National Public Works Week

PROCLAMATION Whereas the health, safety and well-being of the people of Pasadena depend importantly on public works infrastructure, facilities and services; 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, parks, street trees, solid waste collection, and recycling are essential to meeting the needs of our citizens; and Whereas such facilities and services could not be provided without the dedicated efforts of public... continue reading »"May 20, 2019: National Public Works Week"

May 20, 2019: Gun Violence Awareness Weekend

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 fatalities 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 Weekend honors the many lives that have been cut short... continue reading »"May 20, 2019: Gun Violence Awareness Weekend"

May 18, 2019: Mental Health Day

PROCLAMATION     Whereas mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and wellbeing, and addressing the mental health needs in Pasadena of children, youth, adults, seniors, and families is fundamental to having a healthy community; and Whereas all people experience times of difficulty and stress in their lives and, with the prevalence of mental health conditions in our nation, it is important for all members of the community to know that specific tools exist which can be used to better handle... continue reading »"May 18, 2019: Mental Health Day"

May 18, 2019: Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

COMMENDATION Whereas on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Pasadena will celebrate its 60th year of spiritual and community service; and Whereas the anniversary of a place of worship is a testament to the lasting faith of its congregation and community; and Whereas the community of Pasadena has benefited from the positive influence of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Pasadena through the years; and Whereas upon this auspicious occasion, the City conveys congratulations to Pastor John T.... continue reading »"May 18, 2019: Bethel Missionary Baptist Church"

May 9, 2019: 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 67th annual National Day of Prayer this year, by... continue reading »"May 9, 2019: Day of Interfaith Prayer"

April 29, 2019: Fire & Police Retirement System 100th Anniversary

COMMENDATION Whereas on April 3, 1919, the citizens of the City of Pasadena had the foresight and vision to approve the formation of a Fire & Police Pension Board to charge and administer the City’s pension fund for its Fire and Police employees; and Whereas sixteen years after the Board’s formation, the citizens of Pasadena once again approved formalization of retirement benefits for the City’s Fire and Police members by establishing the Pasadena Fire and Police Retirement System (FPRS); and... continue reading »"April 29, 2019: Fire & Police Retirement System 100th Anniversary"

April 24, 2019: Los Angeles Children's Chorus

Dear Friends and Supporters of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus: Congratulations upon the opening of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus on its 2019 Gala Bel Canto, and best wishes to Don Hahn as he receives the Chorus’ highest distinction of artistic merit, the Bel Canto Award, as well as to Jennifer and Joe Sliskovich as they receive LACC's esteemed Rebecca Thompson Founder’s Award. Pasadena is proud to be home to cultural institutions like the LACC, which benefits the community and young people... continue reading »"April 24, 2019: Los Angeles Children's Chorus"

April 15, 2019: Denim Day

PROCLAMATION  Whereas in the United States, approximately one in five women are raped during their lifetime, and someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes; and Whereas Denim Day calls attention to misconceptions and misinformation about rape and sexual assault, and the problem that many in society remain disturbingly uninformed about these issues; and Whereas the Commission on the Status of Women and Peace Over Violence have declared April 24, 2019 as Denim Day in Pasadena to draw attention to the... continue reading »"April 15, 2019: Denim Day"

April 15, 2019: 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 15, 2019: Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide"

April 8, 2019: Week of the Young Child

PROCLAMATION      Whereas quality early childhood education promotes the intellectual, emotional and physical development of children, which in turn prepares them to be responsible and contributing members of society; and Whereas Pasadena is a strong, safe community which is supportive of families raising caring and capable children, and it appreciates the many organizations that provide financial support to increase access to high-quality preschool for our young people; and Whereas public policies and programs which support early learning for all... continue reading »"April 8, 2019: Week of the Young Child"