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City Council Set to Consider Next Steps in Police Oversight Plan

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 5:14 am

Pasadena’s recently approved Community Police Oversight Commission takes another step toward becoming a reality Monday when the City Council considers an ordinance that would clear the way by amending various provisions of the Municipal Code. The ordinance tha... More »


YWCA, Water and Power Site Plans Come Before Planning Commission

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 3:00 am

A site that could be used for affordable housing now appears to be picking up some speed. City staff is recommending that the Planning Commission on Wednesday find that the proposed disposition of the Julia Morgan YWCA building and the former site of a Water a... More »


Mayoral Candidates Tornek and Gordo Agree to Disagree in Debate

Monday, September 21, 2020 | 3:00 am

[UPDATED] Sitting alone in City Council Chambers with a moderator and video cameras, mayoral runoff candidates Mayor Terry Tornek and Councilmember Victor Gordo Thursday participated in the first of a number of planned debates. Moderated by Dorothy Keane of th... More »


Tornek and Gordo Meet Tonight in Online Forum

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 11:53 am

Mayor Terry Tornek and Challenger Councilmember Victor Gordo will square off in the first candidate forum of the runoff election season at 6:30 p.m. tonight in City Council Chambers at City Hall. No audience is allowed at the event which Pasadena Media will ai... More »


Residential Impact Fee Will Not Increase This Year

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 9:40 am

The City Council on Monday voted to accept a staff recommendation not to raise residential impact fees (RIFs), despite a study that shows the city could justifiably raise fees by almost 50 percent.  However, the city is not recommending an increase due to the ... More »


Council Approves Contract for City Library Security Enhancements

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 8:44 am

The City Council on Monday voted to approve a $234,300 contract for security enhancements at local library facilities. The money will be used to improve safety at libraries at La Pintoresca Park and the Villa Parke Community Center. “The city owns and maintain... More »


Purchase Of New High-Tech License-Plate Readers for Police is Approved

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 4:51 am

By a pair of 4-0 votes, the City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Wednesday recommended that the city spend as much as $80,000 on three new mobile Automated License Plate Readers for the Pasadena Police Department, and another $160,210 for temporary mock-u... More »


Councilmember Kennedy Endorses Tornek for Mayor

Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 4:46 am

City Councilman John Kennedy announced on Wednesday that he is endorsing Mayor Terry Tornek for re-election. “As chair of the Public Safety Committee and the former Deputy Chief of Police for Administrative Services in Richmond, Virginia, I trust Mayor Tornek’... More »


Councilmember Calls on City to Build 1,000 Units of Affordable Housing

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 8:59 am

During Monday’s City Council meeting, Councilman John Kennedy called on the city to build 1,000 units of affordable housing within a three-year period. “I have asked the staff to develop a smorgasbord of incentives for developers to reach that objective in thr... More »