May 21, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek

Mayor Tornek congratulates our city's graduates and their families for their achievements and for persevering together through this unprecedented time in history.   VIDEO TEXT: Hello Pasadena. I’m your Mayor, Terry Tornek. For several months, I have been providing frequent updates on our Safer at Home regulations and related City issues. Today is a little different. Today I would like to direct my remarks to our graduates and their families. High School Seniors, College Seniors, even younger students moving up... continue reading »"May 21, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek"

May 18, 2020: Proclamation - 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 18, 2020: Proclamation - National Public Works Week"

May 11, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek

A limited number of lower-risk non-essential businesses have reopened in Pasadena for curbside pickup only. Mayor Tornek reminds us that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, and how soon and how fast the rest of our city reopens will depend on the rate of infection.   VIDEO TEXT: Hello Pasadena. I’m your Mayor, Terry Tornek. There are important new changes in our safer at Home rules, with the promise of more to come soon. While new infections continue, our community... continue reading »"May 11, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek"

May 7, 2020: 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 68th annual National Day of Prayer this year, by... continue reading »"May 7, 2020: Day of Interfaith Prayer"

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

Mayor Tornek says Pasadena will manage its own schedule for reopening but will try to move in concert with neighboring cities. The Mayor also urges us all to continue the social distancing and face-covering habits we've learned to avoid a resurgence of infection.   VIDEO TEXT: Hello Pasadena. I’m your Mayor, Terry Tornek. To those who have lost loved ones, we extend our most sincere condolences. All of us share your grief. While new infections continue, our community efforts to... continue reading »"May 6, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek"

May 4, 2020: Proclamation - Mental Health Month

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... continue reading »"May 4, 2020: Proclamation - Mental Health Month"

April 29, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek

Mayor Tornek extends his condolences to all those who've lost loved ones to COVID-19, as well as his appreciation for the healthcare workers, essential businesses, City staff, school district, and everyone else who has kept Pasadena going during the safer at home order. He also explains that the reopening of facilities will happen in phases, as permitted by the state. VIDEO TEXT: Hello Pasadena. I’m your Mayor, Terry Tornek. It’s hard to believe that we’ve all been at this new... continue reading »"April 29, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek"

April 28, 2020: Op-Ed from Mayor Terry Tornek

Life in Pasadena has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic.  I must express my heartfelt sympathy to those who have lost loved ones, and my profound gratitude to those who have worked so hard to keep us all going. Like the rest of the State, Pasadena has shut down everything but essential businesses and directed everyone to practice social distancing. We took these extraordinary steps to limit deaths and to avoid overwhelming our medical system. With widespread cooperation... continue reading »"April 28, 2020: Op-Ed from Mayor Terry Tornek"

April 22, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek

Mayor Tornek wants you to be aware of COVID-19 scams attempting to access your personal information and steal your money.     VIDEO TEXT:  Hello Pasadena. I’m your Mayor, Terry Tornek. The COVID-19 emergency has generated scams, as well as illness. Please don’t give out your personal information or pay a fee to collect your Federal stimulus check or your Pasadena power rebate. They will come to you automatically. There are no approved in-home tests, cures or vaccines that you can... continue reading »"April 22, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek"

April 21, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the City of Pasadena partnered with Pasadena Unified School District to expand drive-thru, grab-and-go emergency meal service to weekends, starting March 28, for Pasadena students and families.  On April 20, Pasadena City Council approved additional funding to extend the program through the end of May 2020. VIDEO TEXT: Hello Pasadena. I’m your Mayor, Terry Tornek.  Today I can share some good news. The PUSD student “Grab and Go” meal service will extend to... continue reading »"April 21, 2020: Video - Message from Mayor Terry Tornek"