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Council Approves End-to-End “Vertical Barriers” Along Colorado Street Bridge to Stop Suicide Attempts

A 1936 artist's visualization of "suicide proof" fencing proposed for the Colorado Street Bridge. "A steel woven fence 5 feet high and topped by barbed wire will make it impossible for despondent persons to leap to their deaths," Chief of Police Charles Kelley of Pasadena said at the time. The fencing was installed 82 years ago, but later removed. Image courtesy Los Angeles Public Library…

City Accessibility, Disability Commission Seeking New Members

Pasadena’s Accessibility and Disability Commission will form a nominating committee in search of future members at its meeting Tuesday, April 24, at the Jackie Robinson Community Center starting at 5:30 p.m. Listed in the Commission’s…

State Lawmakers and Advocates Announce Bills to Reduce Barriers to Economic Opportunity for Formerly Incarcerated Californians

L-R: Assemblymembers David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino), Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), and Evan Low (D-Silicon Valley) A coalition of state legislators and advocates today announced a package of criminal justice reform legislation…

Developer Proposes to Demolish Old Commercial Buildings, Build 64 Townhomes in Northwest Pasadena

The Pasadena City Council on Monday will be briefed on a plan to build 64 townhome units in a compound at 1307 through 1355 Lincoln Avenue and 460 through 466 West Washington Boulevard in Northwest…

City Council Will Open Hearing into $1.2 Billion in City Capital Projects; Vote on Colorado Bridge Suicide Deterrents, Water-Efficient Landscaping

Pasadena’s City Council on Monday will consider approving suicide deterrence measures on the Colorado Street Bridge, possibly amend the Pasadena Municipal Code to include new water-efficient landscape regulations, and open a public hearing on the…

Government Events

Tuesday, April 24 - 5:30 pm First District Public Safety Curbside Chats

Wednesday, April 25 - 5:30 pm First District Public Safety Curbside Chats

Saturday, May 26 - 5:30 pm First District Public Safety Curbside Chats

Thursday, April 26

The Week in Pasadena City Government

Monday, April 23 Finance Committee Meeting 4:00 p.m. Pasadena City Hall, Council Chambers Room S249 100 N. Garfield Avenue Agenda – https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/commissions/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2018/04/2018-04-23-Finance-Committee-Agenda.pdf   City Council…

Thursday, May 03

City Announces New Dates for Next Civic Center Task Force Meetings

Pasadena’s Civic Center Task Force will continue its series of public meetings on Thursday, April 19 and Thursday, May 3, as it solicits community input…

Thursday, May 03

University of La Verne Professor to Deliver Keynote Address at Upcoming Pasadena Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Dr. Niki Elliott More students are arriving at college with mental health challenges that can hinder learning and even lead to dropping out. But Dr.…

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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Interim Police Chief Perez Delivers Far-Reaching Plans for Department

Pasadena Interim Chief of Police John E. Perez, who assumed command of the department on April 18, 2018, pictured earlier this week. Interim Police Chief John E. Perez, in his first appearance before a City Council committee, delivered a far-reaching and ambitious plan for the Pasadena Police Department Wednesday evening, as part of his first Chief’s Monthly Report. The report was notable in that it spoke to several specific community concerns and complaints including the topics of police misconduct and the violent 2017 arrest of Altadena resident Christopher Ballew, which resulted in head injuries and a broken leg. Said Perez,…

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