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City Announces Memorial Day Closures

Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many city services and administrative business offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day, a national day of remembrance for the brave men and women of the U.S. military who died in the line of duty for our country.  Specific closures and exceptions are noted below. The Pasadena Police and…

Early Voting for June 5th’s Mid-Term Election Now Underway

The early voting process for California’s mid-term primary election has started. Pasadena residents can mail their ballots, drop them off at the Hastings Branch Library or go to the early voting site to cast your…

Pasadena Rent Control Initiative Fails to Qualify for November Ballot

Image via Facebook The Pasadena Fair and Equitable Housing Coalition and the Pasadena Tenants Union announced Thursday that their efforts to collect enough signatures to qualify a Pasadena rent control measure for the November, 2018…

South Pasadena Snuffs Out Sidewalk Smoking

When you’re in South Pasadena, you should be aware that the city has passed an expanded smoking ban that prohibits smoking on public sidewalks, parkways, walkways — even gutters and curbs. The ordinance passed on…

Caltech Partners with Orange County to Assess Integrity of June Primary Elections

A new partnership between Caltech and Orange County will soon offer the county’s voters an unprecedented ability to assess the integrity of their own elections. Beginning with the June primaries next month, the partnership will…

Government Events

Sunday, June 03 - 1:00 pm Happy Birthday Pasadena: Wish Upon a Star!

Wednesday, June 27 - 4:00 pm Pasadena Center Operating Company Board Meeting

Thursday, June 28 - 4:00 pm Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) Meeting

Thursday, July 26

City Hosts “Our Pasadena” Community Workshops to Discuss Area Specific Plans

Starting this month, the City of Pasadena will host a series of community workshops as part of “Our Pasadena – Putting the Plan in Motion,”…

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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City Council Opens Hearing into Planned 2019 Budget, Possibly Last Balanced Budget for the Foreseeable Future

Facing financially treacherous years ahead, the City Council Monday heard testimony and discussion from various City department managers with regard to Pasadena’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget. The Council officially received City Manager Steve Mermell’s $815.1 million spending plan and opened the public hearing starting the deliberative process. The 2019 budget, which comes in $32 million higher than 2018’s, is barely balanced. Fiscal Year 2020 is expected to face a $3.5 million budget gap, with the budget deficit gap projected to balloon to $32 million over the next five years. Anticipating the impending deficits, over the past ten years…

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