Three incumbent South Pasadena City Councilmembers filed for the three open positions on the City Council for the upcoming General Municipal Election November 3, 2015. Running unopposed for the four-year terms will be Councilmembers Marina Khubesrian, M.D., and Richard D. Schneider, M.D., and Mayor Robert Joe Only one other resident, Alan Reynolds, had taken out nomination papers, but he did not file by the deadline August 7, 2015.
For the Tax Measure that will appear on the ballot asking voters to renew and increase the Library Special Tax, an argument in favor of the tax has been filed by a group of library supporters. This will be printed in the voter booklet mailed to all registered voters.
The City Council asked that the tax renewal be placed on the November ballot, and no argument opposed to the Measure has been filed.
Signing the argument in favor of the tax were Brendan Durrett, Chair, “We Love Our Library: Yes on Measure L” Committee; Robert Joe, Mayor; Edward Pearson, President, South Pasadena Public Library Board of Trustees; Jon Primuth, Past President, South Pasadena Educational Foundation and current candidate for the South Pasadena Unified School Board of Education; and Ann Messana, President, Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library.
The Library Special Tax currently generates approximately $230,000 each year for the Library. Without the tax, library programs, technology upgrades, hours, and staffing will be impacted.
City Attorney Teresa L. Highsmith has submitted an Impartial Analysis of the Measure. The ballot language, the Argument in Favor, and the Impartial Analysis will be available for review by the public from August 17- 24, 2015, at the City Clerk’s Division at City Hall, 1414 Mission Street, South Pasadena, CA 91030. For additional information, call (626) 403-7230.