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City To Lose a Century of Institutional Knowledge Due to Retirements

Thursday, September 23, 2021 | 6:00 am

The city of Pasadena will lose 100 years of institutional knowledge in the coming months. City Manager Steve Mermell, Police Chief John Perez and Assistant City Manager Julie Gutierrez have all given notice they will retire. Mermell and Gutierrez have worked f... More »


Pasadena City Manager Mermell to Retire Later This Year

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 11:21 pm

City Manager Steve Mermell will retire later this year, according to an email obtained by Pasadena Now. Mermell’s retirement is effective Dec. 2. “I wanted to let you know I will be retiring from the city on Dec. 2 and have just advised the City Council of my ... More »


Lincoln Avenue Plan Back on City Council Agenda

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 5:00 am

The City Council on Monday is scheduled to again hold a public hearing on the Lincoln Avenue Specific Plan. The updated Lincoln Avenue Specific Plan (LASP) would change the street from an industrial and limited commercial area to a more vibrant neighborhood-or... More »


Newsom Signs Bill to Extend Remote Government Meetings

Monday, September 20, 2021 | 5:00 am

Legislation signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom will allow the Pasadena City Council and other local government councils, boards, commissions, and committees to continue meeting remotely.  Assembly Bill 361 provides state agencies and local legislative bodies the flex... More »