Pasadena, You've Got City Hall's Attention

Published : Monday, April 9, 2018 | 5:18 AM

City Hall

Pasadena City Hall is all ears with not one, but two major online citizen surveys now underway.

One of the surveys solicits information for the “Our Pasadena” program, which intends to gather as much community input as possible on how the City’s growth and development process should be implemented.

This survey can be found on the Our Pasadena website, www.ourpasadena.org, which connects to a SurveyMonkey form that residents can fill in with their input about creating a “shared vision” of Pasadena’s future.

On its Get Involved page, the site says, “The success of these plans depends on people like you! Your input and ideas will guide the development of the new standards and guidelines that will influence the quality of life and economic vitality of Pasadena. We invite you to explore our website often, sign up for updates, and join us at any event shared on our calendar.”

Armed with community input, the City said it intends to create clear updates to Pasadena’s Specific Plans and the Zoning Code, leading to new development standards and guidelines that will help shape the City’s major commercial and mixed-use areas and specific neighborhoods.

The “Our Pasadena” survey is running up against an April 13 deadline,, according to the website. Survey participants can also select their specific Council District to answer while being able to skip the other districts. The survey is available in English and Spanish.

The other survey, “Join the Conversation,” does not specify a deadline, but indicates the survey’s results will help the City as it prepares to plan and adopt the fiscal year 2019 budget.

Posted on the City of Pasadena website, the survey focuses on priorities in which, the City said, residents have historically been primarily interested. These include preserving 911 emergency response times and fire/paramedic services; keeping fire stations open and upgraded; maintaining vital health services; continuing or improving local science, math and reading classroom programs; repairing streets/roads; sustaining after school/summer youth programs; addressing homelessness; and supporting quality neighborhood schools.

The survey asks for feedback by ranking each of these priorities, solicits suggestions for additional service priorities not currently listed in the survey, and allows survey participants to ask specific questions about the City’s services.

The link to the SurveyMonkey questionnaire is found on this page, www.cityofpasadena.net/jointheconversation.

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