Opinion & Columnists
Opinion | School Board President Larry Torres and Superintendent Brian McDonald: Thank You for Supporting Schools

Left to Right: PUSD President Larry Torres and Superintendent Brian McDonald On November 6, Pasadena residents invested in the future of our schools with the resounding passage of Measures I and J. On behalf of the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education, students, and staff, we would like to thank the Pasadena community for their tremendous vote of confidence. We are grateful to Mayor…

Opinion | Aaron Fyke: Measures I and J Pass: Now what?

I voted for measures I and J, and I’m pleased that they passed. However, now is the time for accountability. PUSD has had a shameful…

Guest Opinion: Andrew Delgado | Individual Mandate: Will No Penalties Make a Difference?

The individual mandate has been one of the key pillars of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) since its full implementation in October 2012. Requiring all people to have free or low-cost health insurance, ensures a healthy risk pool, which in turn helps to manage cost, affordability, and sustainability. Due to…

Opinion | John Keatley: I am Voting Against Measure I for the Simplest of Reasons

If you’re like me and you live in Pasadena, you have probably heard a lot about Measures I and J over the past few days.…

Opinion | David Coher: Pasadena Doesn’t Have a Revenue Problem. We Have a Spending Problem.

Amongst the more troubling initiatives on the upcoming November 6 are Pasadena’s Measures I and J, which, if passed, would raise the sales tax in Pasadena by 3/4¢ to the absolute maximum allowed by law – 10.25%. Pasadena does face a problem with getting its budget under control. Unfortunately, rather…

Opinion | William Bogaard: The Real Question for Voters Next Tuesday is This: What is Best for Pasadena’s Future?

The real question for voters next Tuesday is this: What is best for Pasadena’s future? I believe the answer is clear. Our community will benefit…

Opinion | Hoyt Hillsman: Why I Am Voting For Measures I and J

Nobody likes a sales tax, and I’m no different. But I am voting for Pasadena Measures I and J because I believe in our city and I want to preserve our quality of life. Measure I, which is a ¾ cent sales tax, will support services that are essential to…

Opinion | Let’s Shed Some Light on the “Facts” About Measure I

The City Council, and the City of Pasadena, through its mail campaign to promote passage of Measure I, have made several statements that, at best,…

Opinion | Pasadena Ballot Measures I and J: A Unique Opportunity to Protect and Strengthen Our Community and Our Public Schools

These measures, if passed by voters, will 1) generate revenue of about $21 million a year by increasing the sales tax in Pasadena from 9.5% to 10.25% and 2) advise the City Council to pass one-third of that revenue – about $7 million a year – to the Pasadena Unified…

Letter to the Editor: Why Was the Voter’s Choice Act Even Necessary?

California Voter’s Choice Act is now a law. Why was this law even necessary? Apparently, there are people who don’t know they had to register or where they could register, nor did they know there was a deadline. OH, okay I wasn’t aware it was that difficult. In fact, I find it difficult to believe. Here is a short list of locations where one can find applications: The Post Office. Every time one changes their mailing address, a packet is delivered and it includes an application. If you haven’t moved recently, but still would like to register, you can pick…

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