State of the City 2019

Download: 2019 State of the City Speech (PDF) PASADENA MAYOR TERRY TORNEK - STATE OF THE CITY – 1/17/19 Contact:  Terry Tornek   626-375-0075 INTRODUCTION Thanks Tyron; we look forward to your upcoming service as Vice Mayor.  Welcome to this beautiful facility and our thanks to the PUSD for letting us showcase one of its recently completed Prop TT projects.  First, let me say that is a continuing privilege to serve as your Mayor, and I appreciate your attendance tonight.  I... continue reading »"State of the City 2019"

State of the City 2018

Download: 2018 State of the City Speech (PDF) INTRODUCTION Welcome to this beautiful new facility and our thanks to the PUSD for letting us showcase one of their recently completed Prop TT projects.  First let me say that is a continuing privilege to serve as your Mayor, and I appreciate your attendance tonight.  I also appreciate my family’s presence as well. The City Charter requires that in January of each year, the Mayor present a thematic budget message for the... continue reading »"State of the City 2018"

State of the City 2017

Download: 2017 State of the City Speech (PDF) INTRODUCTION Thanks Gene. Welcome to this beautiful new joint use facility which is a product of the cooperation between PUSD & the City.  First let me say that is a privilege to serve as your Mayor, and I appreciate your attendance tonight.  I also appreciate my wife Maria’s presence as well as my son Joshua & his family. Last year I devoted the entire State of the City to finances.  This year... continue reading »"State of the City 2017"

State of the City 2016

2016 State of the City Speech to PDF Introduction While there are lots of exciting and positive things happening in Pasadena: new projects, new Department Heads, new initiatives–I am not going to review them tonight, but they are described in various City publications. There are also lots of challenges: hiring a new City Manager, proposals related to the Rose Bowl, Police oversight, minimum wage, recycled water–also not on tonight’s agenda, but all to be discussed in detail at upcoming City... continue reading »"State of the City 2016"

Rediscover Pasadena

January 15, 2015 Pasadena Playhouse Bill Bogaard WELCOME Good evening, and thank you for attending this State of the City here at the beautiful Pasadena Playhouse.  I am honored by your presence. As I begin my 16th State of the City as City-wide elected Mayor, I am enormously grateful to this community, and to all of you, for the support you have given to me.  It is a great privilege to serve as Mayor and to be part of the effort,... continue reading »"Rediscover Pasadena"

Arts + Innovation = Pasadena

January 23, 2014 Pasadena City College – Center for the Arts Bill Bogaard Good evening, and thank you for attending the annual State of the City event.  I am honored by your presence tonight, and I hope that this event and my report provides a good basis for our working together in the coming year.Introduction As an official representative from City Hall, I have the duty of saying “I am with the Government, and I am here to help.” Kidding... continue reading »"Arts + Innovation = Pasadena"

Celebrating Success

January 24, 2013 Beckman Auditorium, Caltech Bill Bogaard WELCOME Good evening, and thank you for attending our annual State of the City event. I am honored by your presence here tonight, and hope that this report provides a good basis for our working together in the coming year. I want to start with a word of thanks to Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which provided such an interesting and valuable presentation this evening regarding the Mars rover, Curiosity. The success of this... continue reading »"Celebrating Success"

Spotlight on Performance

January 26, 2012 Bill Bogaard A Noise Within Theatre WELCOME To my colleagues on the Council, Mr. City Manager, members of our staff, City commissioners, distinguished guests, and all of Pasadena: Good evening, and thank you for coming to this State of the City event. I am greatly honored by the presence of so many here tonight and hope that this report provides a good basis for our working together in the coming year. It is great to be in... continue reading »"Spotlight on Performance"

Leading the Way

January 20, 2011 ArcLight Cinemas Mayor Bill Bogaard WELCOME Good evening, and thank you for coming. I am greatly honored by the presence of so many residents and community leaders and, once again, thank you for attending this 2011 State of the City report. It is fun to be here in this theater, which makes an excellent venue for the event. I want to thank Michael de Leon, general manager of Paseo Colorado, for his help in securing this venue,... continue reading »"Leading the Way"

Charging a New Course

January 28, 2010 La Salle High School Mayor Bill Bogaard I am delighted to be here and I am honored to share this event with so many members of the Pasadena community. La Salle High School has been a strong and inspiring presence in Pasadena for more than 50 years. No doubt you have noticed the signs displayed around campus – “Enter to Learn; Leave to Serve” – which demonstrate this school’s commitment to community service and social justice. I... continue reading »"Charging a New Course"