Opinion
Robin Salzer: Why I Support Retired Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin Wells for City Council District 1

The future direction of the City of Pasadena is at a critical and pivotal junction. The runoff election will determine or undermine our continued pathway to success as a World Class city. With critical issues such as increased crime, city pension funding, financial embezzlement and the hiring of many new department heads it is imperative that we elect experienced leaders that not only have proven…

Cameron Turner: Unfair Hampton Bashing Undermines Council Race

No evidence has been presented to prove that Tyron Hampton had anything to do with damaging or removing the two dozen campaign signs that his…

Opinion: Councilman Steve Madison Endorses Jacque Robinson for Mayor

Councilman Steve Madison, recently re-elected to his fifth term as Councilman representing District 6 of the City of Pasadena, has added his name to the growing list of local leaders and organizations endorsing Jacque Robinson for Mayor. Madison says, “The upcoming Mayoral runoff election offers a clear choice between two…

Opinion: Pasadena Police Officers Association Endorse Jacque Robinson for Mayor of Pasadena

On behalf of the members of the Pasadena Police Officers Association, our Board of Directors is proud to announce that we have voted to endorse…

Opinion Piece by Don Morgan: It Starts with City Government

[Editor's Note: Pasadena Now does not endorse any political candidates, but is open to all candidates, and residents, as a platform for them to express their opinions and concerns without censorship or editing.] I’ve had the opportunity throughout this campaign to talk to residents about their top priorities for Pasadena.…

Opinion: Pasadena Community Coalition Candidate Questionaire

Did You Know (The political process) Election time is here and we are looking at a changing of the guard in Pasadena. We will have…

Opinion | Mayoral Candidate Don Morgan : Better Oversight – and Better Outcomes

What do we need to have a better city government in Pasadena? It starts with all of us. I’ve learned over two decades working with non-profits and local governments that the best ideas come when people are engaged and excited to find solutions that really work. I’ve also learned that…

Opinion: “Immigration Action is Here to Stay”

Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) criticized a Federal District Court order temporarily halting the President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Rep. Chu released the following statement:…

Opinion: Fresh Ideas and Fresh Coffee

I’ve had the tremendous opportunity over the last several months to talk to the people of Pasadena. At numerous meet-and-greets, my Jobs and Opportunity Forum, a telephone town hall and at neighborhood forums we’ve talked about the many challenges that face our city and how we can harness innovative thinking…

A Black History Month Message From Councilmember John J. Kennedy

During the month of February, Americans will pause from time to time to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions and achievements of African Americans in every positive field of endeavor. The first effort to adopt such recognition was the brainchild of Professor Carter G. Woodson, who created Black History Week. Subsequently, the week activities grew into Black History Month, and today we celebrate the important work of many accomplished African Americans, including Dr. W.E.B. Dubois, Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm, Dr. Mordecai Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, U.S. Senator Edward Brooke, Justice Thurgood Marshall and our, President, Barack Hussein Obama.…

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