January 31, 2017

Council Approves Amended “Accessory Dwelling” Ordinance

Move puts Pasadena into compliance with newly-effective state law intended to create path toward more housing Arguably moving towards creating more housing opportunities for Pasadena residents, the City Council Monday evening unanimously passed the first readings of two new amendments to the City’s existing Second Dwelling Unit Ordinance, in order to comply with recently enacted state laws.

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January 26, 2017

Pasadena City Council Recap: An Efficient Hour Of Work

Although this past Monday’s meeting was one of their shortest in recent history, lasting little over an hour, the Pasadena City Council got right down to business and accomplished quite a bit. The evening’s actions addressed a wide scope of topics, ultimately approving items related to the city’s trees, public art requirements, anti-mansionization efforts, speed limits, and more.

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January 22, 2017

Get To Know The 2017 Pasadena City Council Candidates

In preparation for the upcoming Pasadena City Council elections, to be held March 7, Pasadena Independent reached out to this year’s candidates and asked them to complete a five-part questionnaire. Each candidate received the same five questions. This is part one in an ongoing series.

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January 19, 2017

State of the City: Mayor Tornek Mixes Revenue Warnings with Guarded Optimism

Despite a growing concern that Pasadena is developing burgeoning budget shortfalls starting in Fiscal Year 2018, Mayor Terry Tornek hit three significant positive notes in his “State of the City” address Wednesday evening saying Pasadena is not adding vast amounts of new development, the City does have has adequate water to supply new development, and traffic is not approaching gridlock, …

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January 12, 2017

2017 Campaign Season for City Elections Kicks Off

Displaying a widely varying spectrum of political knowledge, experience and opinions, candidates for offices of both the Pasadena City Council and Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education met Tuesday evening for the campaign season’s first candidate forum, sponsored by Pasadena based political action organization ACT, at Pasadena City College’s Creveling Lounge.

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January 6, 2017

Real-Time Politics

The local political season kicks into high gear at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday when ACT hosts a candidates’ forum in Creveling Lounge at Pasadena City College, 570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.

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December 29, 2016

A Remarkable Pasadena Achievement: No More Homeless Families

Pasadena – which ranked first among 32 cities in 24 states for reducing homelessness from 2009-2016 in a just-released survey report by the U.S. Conference of Mayors – has also quietly accomplished another feat: there are no longer any unsheltered homeless families living here.

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December 19, 2016

Pasadena Dedicates Plaque at Former Apartment of President Obama

Residents of Pasadena and City officials gathered Saturday to unveil a plaque at the site where President Barack Obama once resided while a student at Occidental College in Los Angeles. The plaque says that the “future 44th president of the United States” lived at the address, an apartment building at 253 E. Glenarm Street, from 1980 to 1981.

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