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Development Official’s Remarks Draw Retorts from Councilmembers, Mayor Asks State for More Time

[Updated] Two Pasadena City Councilmembers rejected reassurances by the developer of a former military weapons testing site in East Pasadena that his company can be trusted with the “thorough and safe cleanup” of contaminants, while a City spokesperson said Mayor Tornek mailed a letter last week to the state’s Toxic Substances Control agency asking for another 90 days to study “this critical remediation plan.” Councilmembers…

Attorneys for Girl Injured by Falling Tree Branch Accuse City of Destroying Evidence

At left, a Pasadena Fire Dept. paramedic tends to 2-year-old Adelaide Palmstrom on Aug. 29, 2017 after she was struck by a falling tree branch as seen in police body worn camera footage. At right,…

Pasadena-Based County Agency Formation Commission Extends Search for Alternate Public Member

The Local Agency Formation Commission for the County of Los Angeles (LAFCO), which is based in Pasadena, has extended the deadline to file an application to serve in the capacity of Alternate Public Member of…

Pasadena Fire Chief Announces New Hazardous Materials Specialist

Fire Chief Bertral Washington has announced the appointment of Kim Yu to the position of Hazardous Materials Specialist. Yu has been with Pasadena Fire Department for over 12 years, serving 11 years as Hazardous Materials…

New City Health Director Looking to Some Things Old, Some Things Bold

Pasadena Director of Public Health Dr. Ying-Ying Goh Pasadena’s newly minted Director of Public Health will mix a shoring up of core services with innovative strategies intended to catalyze the community toward solutions and address…

Government Events

Thursday, April 25 - 6:30 pm Community Meeting on Proposed Water Rate Adjustments

Tuesday, May 28 - 6:00 pm Legislative Policy Committee Meeting

Sunday, June 16 - 10:00 am Pasadena Police 18th Annual Father's Day Car Show

Wednesday, April 24

City of Pasadena Employees to Support Denim Day, April 24

City of Pasadena employees will support Denim Day on Wednesday, April 24, by wearing jeans. For the past 20 years, Peace Over Violence has run…

Tuesday, May 14

ACLU Forum to Discuss Competing ‘Use of Force’ Legislation

The California Legislature is considering two competing bills addressing the use of deadly force by police, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Pasadena-Foothill Chapter…

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City Council Meets Monday, Considers Request to HUD for Homeless Programs

The City of Pasadena will be applying for about $419,594 in California Emergency Solutions and Housing funding from the state’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) that could be used by the City for eligible homeless programs. Monday, the Pasadena Department of Housing formally asks authorization from the City Council at its meeting to submit the application by adopting a resolution certifying that any funds received through the program will be used in a manner consistent with all applicable state, federal and other statutes, rules, regulations, guidelines, and laws regarding the California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) Program. Applying…

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