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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 candidates who are completely different in almost every significant way. I’m supporting Vice Mayor Jacque…

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…

Don Morgan: A Stronger Pasadena – It Starts with a Stronger Economy

There are so many ways we can make Pasadena better for everyone. It is up to our next mayor to set clear priorities about the most important steps we must take to improve the quality of life in Pasadena. As both a businessperson and a researcher who studies how cities…

Opinion: Rep. Chu Praises President Obama’s Plan to Expand Sick and Family Leave

President Obama announced proposals to help American workers and families by ensuring at least six weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers, calling on Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act, and helping states create programs to provide seven days of paid sick time a year. Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) released the following statement: “This is great news for workers and families. A good job should put you on a path to success and stability. Expanded leave will remove a roadblock that all too often puts family obligations at odds with professional obligations. California is already a leader in…

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