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State Campaign Law Does Not Limit Troublesome Independent Expenditures

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 11:41 am

A local law limiting individual campaign contributions cannot keep powerful unions and corporations out of local campaigns.  The City Council’s Legislative Policy Committee will discuss campaign contribution limits at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The matter was sent to the... More »


Local Leaders Welcome Kurtz’s Return to City Hall

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 5:48 am

Pasadena City Councilmembers praised former City Manager Cynthia Kurtz ahead of a meeting on Monday in which a finalized contract will make her the interim City Manager when current City Manager Steve Mermell leaves Pasadena in December. “Leadership transition... More »


Former City Manager Kurtz In Line to Become Interim City Manager

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 11:17 am

Former City Manager Cynthia Kurtz could be coming back to City Hall to serve as Interim City Manager while the city searches for a replacement for Steve Mermell. “Pasadena has never been far from my mind and my heart, and I am humbled and honored to be asked t... More »


Campaign Contribution Ordinance to Go to Legislative Policy Committee

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 6:22 am

Pasadena’s Campaign Contribution Ordinance will head next to the Council’s Legislative Policy Committee. That decision was made by the City Council Monday after nearly two dozen local residents voiced their disapproval on the item. “I am concerned about confli... More »


City Could Sell Property to Habitat for Humanity

Monday, October 18, 2021 | 5:55 am

The Pasadena City Council’s Economic Development and Technology (EDTech) Committee will discuss Tuesday a recommendation by the Department of Housing to adopt a resolution that would pave the way for a new affordable housing project on a city-owned vacant lot ... More »


Newsom Signs Seven Portantino Bills Into Law

Monday, October 18, 2021 | 5:00 am

Seven bills authored by state Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena, have been signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom. Signed by Newsom in September was Portantino’s Senate Bill (SB) 715, which enacts gun purchase safeguards and expands independent investigation i... More »