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Portantino’s First Senate Session Ends With Seven Bills Headed to Governor’s Desk

As the first year of the 2017–18 Legislative session comes to an end, Pasadena-area Senator Anthony J. Portantino reported Monday that he “sent seven bills to the Governor’s desk, passed several important Senate resolutions and co-authored historic parks bond and Veterans housing initiatives.” Senator Portantino continued his focus on education, public safety, mental health, housing, and parks and open space. SB 304 – Requires County…

Council Approves Support of California WaterFix Program

Despite opposition by a number of consumer and water conservation groups, the Pasadena City Council Monday evening unanimously approved a resolution in support of the proposed $16 billion California WaterFix Program, due to be completed…

Removing, Reassigning Teachers Sparks Protest at Daniel Webster Elementary School

Last Thursday’s protest by some parents and students at Daniel Webster Elementary School in Pasadena has ignited city-wide discussions about how the current Pasadena Unified School District budget deficit is impacting its schools and its…

City Internal Audit Details Lax Enforcement of Pasadena’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Two units focused upon in the City's internal audit were at a 139 S. Los Robles Ave. project that replaced the original Livingstone Apartment building, seen in the 2011 photo above. An internal City audit…

Changes Could Be Coming for CalPERS Contributions Made by Pasadena Fire Management Association

The Pasadena City Council is expected to approve Monday a new Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Pasadena Fire Management Association (PFMA), whose members include fire battalion chiefs in the Pasadena Fire Department.…

Government Events

Wednesday, September 20 - 7:30 pm South Pasadena City Council Regular Meeting

Saturday, September 23 - 1:00 pm Family and Fitness Health Fair

Tuesday, September 26 - 6:30 pm PUSD State of Schools

Wednesday, September 20

This Week In Education

Tuesday, September 19 PUSD Board Policy Committee Meeting 3:00 p.m. Room 240 351 S. Hudson Avenue Agenda – https://www.pusd.us/cms/lib/CA01901115/Centricity/domain/48/committees/policy/2017-2018/Agenda%20Policy%2009192017.pdf   Wednesday, September 20 Board of…

Thursday, September 21

The Week in Pasadena City Government

Monday, September 18 City Council Meeting 6:30 p.m. Pasadena City Hall, Council Chamber, Room S249 100 North Garfield Avenue Agenda – http://ww2.cityofpasadena.net/councilagendas/2017%20Agendas/Sep_18_17/agenda.asp   Tuesday, September…

Thursday, September 28

Learn How to do Business with the City of Pasadena

Pasadena’s Department of Finance Purchasing Division and the Pasadena First: Buy Local initiative will be conducting a workshop on September 28 to inform businesses in…

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Portantino Bill to Help Community College Students Passed by State Legislature

SB 478, authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge), passed the California State Legislature with bipartisan support and is heading to the Governor’s desk. The bill requires California Community Colleges to automatically award degrees to students who have completed their requirements for the Associate Degree for Transfer. It further improves the data collection system by also adding the students to an identification system that is electronically available to the California State University and the University of California. This measure helps students receive what they have earned and improves efficiency and data management. “When I learned…

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