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Assemblymember Chris Holden’s 2018 Bills Clear Senate Appropriations Committee

Three of Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bills cleared the California State Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. Holden is a former City Councilmember, and now represents Pasadena in Sacramento. The legislation passed includes Assembly Bill 2370 that would take a big step toward making sure drinking water is safe at California’s child care centers; Assembly Bill 2599 that would help people with arrests and convictions clean their…

Pasadena Court Revives Free Speech Lawsuit Over Photography Ban at U.S.-Mexico Border Crossings

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena has revived a lawsuit challenging the U.S. government’s policy that bars anyone from taking photos and video or shooting film at U.S.-Mexico ports of entry without…

HEAR Center Honored by LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger

On August 14th, 2018, at the LA County Supervisor’s Meeting held at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, HEAR Center was recognized by LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger for its work in the Los Angeles…

Public Safety Committee Meets Today, Will Vote on Raising Police Towing, Impound Fees

The Pasadena City Council’s Public Safety Committee today will hear Wednesday a City staff recommendation to revise the current police towing franchise fee and raise vehicle impound and storage rates in the City. The franchise…

Pasadena Water & Power Wants You to be Aware of Utility Scam Attempts

Scammers disguising themselves as pasadena Water & Power (PWP) employees are attempting to extort money from customers, threatening to shut off service unless a payment is made immediately over the phone. PWP advises customers, both…

Government Events

Saturday, August 25 - 11:00 am End of Summer ice Cream Social & Community Meeting

Wednesday, September 05 - 7:30 pm South Pasadena City Council Meeting (CANCELED)

Wednesday, September 19 - 7:30 pm South Pasadena City Council Meeting

Tuesday, January 01

New California Law Will Automatically Pre-Register Pasadena 16- and 17-Year-Olds to Vote

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a new law which automatically pre-register all voting-eligible 16- and 17-year olds to vote when they receive a California…

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Pasadena Hires Executive Search Firm for Police Chief Recruitment, Launches Online Survey and Schedules Public Meetings

The City of Pasadena has completed a number of steps which formally launch its efforts to locate and hire a new police chief, according to a City memo. On Thursday, Pasadena City Manager Steve Mermell’s office said that the City has engaged an Executive Search firm, Teri Black & Company, scheduled public meetings on the selection process, and is creating online surveys for community input as well. The memo said that Black has nearly 20 years of experience in public sector executive recruitment and network building, and that she has “ exceptional depth” in local law enforcement knowledge. Before entering…

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