October 2, 2023: Proclamation - Pink Strong Month

PROCLAMATION: Whereas breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, and everyone is at risk for breast cancer even if they have no family history of the disease; and Whereas the Pasadena Police Department and the Pasadena Police Officers Association stand with their families and friends, and recognize all who have joined their loved ones in fighting their battle, as well as the advocates, researchers and... continue reading »"October 2, 2023: Proclamation - Pink Strong Month"

October 2, 2023: Proclamation - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

PROCLAMATION: Whereas nearly 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in our country have suffered physical violence by an intimate partner, and domestic violence impacts people of every age, ethnicity, nationality, economic status, and belief; and Whereas victims of domestic violence are deprived of autonomy and security, face threats to their health and safety and, in many instances, find themselves left with significant financial insecurity; and Whereas crimes like domestic violence inhibit our community from reaching its fullest... continue reading »"October 2, 2023: Proclamation - Domestic Violence Awareness Month"

October 2, 2023: Proclamation - 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 2, 2023: Proclamation - National Disability Employment Awareness Month"

September 22, 2023: Proclamation - California Native American Day

PROCLAMATION: Whereas the City of Pasadena recognizes the importance of acknowledging and honoring the rich history, culture and contributions of California Native Americans; and Whereas the City aims to promote diversity, inclusivity, and respect for all individuals in our community, and California Native American Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the heritage, traditions, and resilience of California Native Americans; and Whereas California Native American communities have made significant contributions to the growth, development, and progress of our state and community... continue reading »"September 22, 2023: Proclamation - California Native American Day"

September 17, 2023: Proclamation - Constitution Week

PROCLAMATION: Whereas it is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to the Constitution of the United States of America, and to celebrate the 236th anniversary of its drafting on September 17, 2023; and Whereas the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Martin Severance Chapter, enriches communities by protecting and preserving historic locations, fostering patriotism and love of country, supporting charitable endeavors and schools, assisting veterans and the infirm, and encouraging historical research; and Whereas during the... continue reading »"September 17, 2023: Proclamation - Constitution Week"

September 10, 2023: Proclamation - 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 12th leading cause of death in the United States, and the 2nd leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 20 to 34; and Whereas in the United States, over 45,000 people die by suicide each year—and several thousand friends and family members are changed forever by losing those people;... continue reading »"September 10, 2023: Proclamation - National Suicide Prevention Week"

July 10, 2023: Proclamation - Parks Make Life Better Month

PROCLAMATION: Whereas Pasadena’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department promotes physical, emotional, and mental wellness through organized fitness, play, activities, and special events, such as youth sports, adult recreational classes, summer day camp, aquatics, and Parks After Dark; and Whereas Parks and Recreation supports the economic vitality of Pasadena by providing jobs, workforce development for local youth and young adults through the Youth Ambassador and ROSE Intern programs; and Whereas Parks and Recreation fosters social cohesiveness by celebrating cultural diversity... continue reading »"July 10, 2023: Proclamation - Parks Make Life Better Month"

June 19, 2023: Proclamation - Juneteenth

PROCLAMATION: Whereas on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas—over two years after President Abraham Lincoln declared all enslaved persons free—Major General Gordon Granger and Union Army troops enforced the Emancipation Proclamation and freed the last enslaved Black Americans; and Whereas free from the bondage which immorally deprived them of human dignity, their long overdue emancipation was celebrated on June 19—“Juneteenth”—and this year marks the 158th year of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolishment of slavery in the United... continue reading »"June 19, 2023: Proclamation - Juneteenth"

June 12, 2023: Proclamation - Elder Abuse Awareness Day

PROCLAMATION: Whereas Pasadena’s older adults are valued members of society and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity to enable them to continue to serve as leaders, mentors, volunteers and important and active members of this community; and Whereas the Pasadena Public Health Department and Pasadena Elderly and Dependent Adult Liaisons (PEDAL) Committee are concerned about the risk to our senior residents who suffer from neglect or are victims of financial, emotional, sexual, or physical abuse; and Whereas abuse... continue reading »"June 12, 2023: Proclamation - Elder Abuse Awareness Day"

June 1, 2023: Proclamation - Pride Month

PROCLAMATION: Whereas Pride Month began in June, 1969 on the one-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City after LGBTQ+ persons and  their allies rose up to fight against discriminatory laws—which have since been declared unconstitutional; and Whereas Pasadena denounces prejudice and unfair discrimination based on age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or  gender expression, and is a city in which all persons should feel valued, safe, welcomed, respected, and affirmed by their peers and... continue reading »"June 1, 2023: Proclamation - Pride Month"