October 7, 2019: Walktober and Pedestrian Safety Month

PROCLAMATION Whereas, walking is a healthy mode of travel that is environmentally friendly, and in its General Plan, Pasadena has embraced the principle that people should be able to safely circulate throughout the community without cars; and Whereas, walkability is a positive attribute of our community, and the City and its Department of Transportation are committed to realizing Complete Streets designed to facilitate safe and convenient mobility for all; and Whereas, organized walks can promote civic education when focusing on... continue reading »"October 7, 2019: Walktober and Pedestrian Safety Month"

October 7, 2019: National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Proclamation Whereas, recognition of the contributions of persons with disabilities is an effective way to overcome negative stereotypes and eliminate physical and attitudinal barriers to full participation in all aspects of community life, including education, recreation and employment; and Whereas, people with disabilities are an important, vital part of our community as valued workers, civic leaders, business owners, veterans, family members, and friends, and they are innovative and valued contributors in the workplace, the classroom, and the community; and Whereas,... continue reading »"October 7, 2019: National Disability Employment Awareness Month"

October 7, 2019: Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

PROCLAMATION Whereas, bullying is physical, verbal, sexual, or emotional harm or intimidation intentionally directed at a person or group of people which often targets race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or persons with disabilities; and Whereas, targets of bullying are more likely to acquire physical, emotional or learning problems than those who are not bullied, and students who are bullied often fear riding the bus, going to school and attending community activities; and Whereas, the Pasadena Youth Council, Pasadena Youth Ambassadors, Pasadena... continue reading »"October 7, 2019: Bullying Prevention Awareness Month"

September 23, 2019: The First Tee of Greater Pasadena Month

PROCLAMATION Whereas The First Tee of Greater Pasadena enhances the lives of young people through the game of golf by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and high personal values; and Whereas The First Tee, which is recognized as one of the premier youth character education programs in the country, promotes the nine core values of life enhancement: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment; and Whereas The First Tee of Greater Pasadena... continue reading »"September 23, 2019: The First Tee of Greater Pasadena Month"

September 8, 2019: National Suicide Prevention Week

PROCLAMATION Whereas suicide is a national and statewide public mental health problem which occurs among all age groups and across all socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds, is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and the only leading cause of death in this country that has increased every year for the past decade; and Whereas in the United States, over 47,000 people die by suicide each year—and several thousand friends and family members are changed forever by... continue reading »"September 8, 2019: National Suicide Prevention Week"

July 22, 2019: Pasadena Transit's 25th Anniversary

COMMENDATION Whereas since 1994, Pasadena Transit—formerly the Pasadena Area Rapid Transit System (ARTS)—has effectively provided community fixed-route transit services within Pasadena; and Whereas providing our residents, workforce, students, and visitors with a network of reliable, safe and friendly local transit services, Pasadena Transit connects people throughout the City to key destinations while delivering affordable and equitable access; and Whereas as the City’s premiere local transportation provider that supports both local and regional transit connections, Pasadena Transit is one of the... continue reading »"July 22, 2019: Pasadena Transit's 25th Anniversary"

July 20, 2019: Sri Lanka Day Expo and Festival

To Friends and Supporters of the Sri Lanka Foundation: On behalf of the entire City Council, I extend a cordial welcome as you gather to enjoy Sri Lanka Day 2019. The City is delighted that you have again chosen to convene here for this celebration, and it is a tribute to the Sri Lanka Foundation, and the other organizations involved, that this important day of history for Sri Lanka is being celebrated in Pasadena.  You have my congratulations and best... continue reading »"July 20, 2019: Sri Lanka Day Expo and Festival"

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"