City Hall Scoop

South Pasadena News and Updates

Welcome to the City Hall Scoop, a blog from South Pasadena City Hall. Our intention is to provide short daily bursts on hyper-local topics of interest to our residents! Please send suggestions for articles to:


City of South Pasadena Social Services and Social Justice Team is pleased to present Brock Milhorn as the South Pasadena area representative for VPAN. VPAN will help connect any Veteran and their family members with services regardless of discharge status.

VPAN Support Line: (800) 854‑7771, *3  is available daily 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. for Mental Health Support and resources for Veterans, and military family members. For more information, please contact VPAN TEAM: VPAN@JVS-SOCAL.ORG.

Thank you, Brock Milhorn and the VPAN Team for servicing South Pasadena.


February marks the start of Black History Month, a federally recognized celebration. Black History Month is when communities come together to celebrate African Americans’ achievements and contributions to this country.


Reminder to fill out our Communications Survey if you have not already!

The City of South Pasadena is working on improving our communication efforts, website, and implementing best practices to best inform our community on various City happenings and programs.

Please fill out the survey located on the front page of the City’s website:, or by clicking here!


Join us this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. for a City Council Meeting!

The meeting will include a special presentation of a certificate of appreciation to the late Clara Richards, a dedicated community member in South Pasadena.

In addition, there will be a Proclamation declaring February 2023 as Black History Month in the City of South Pasadena, staff introductions, regional group appointments by the Mayor, and more!

For the full agenda, click here!


South Pasadena children and teens (grades K-12) are encouraged to use their imagination and create a one-of-a-kind bookmark with the upcoming 2023 Summer Reading Program theme “Find Your Voice” or that promotes books, reading and/or libraries. Contest forms are available on the website at or can be picked up in the Children’s Room.

Bookmark Contest entries must be delivered to the Children’s Services desk at the South Pasadena Public Library, located at 1100 Oxley Street in South Pasadena, by Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Entries will be judged according to four age categories. Winners will be announced in late April in honor of National Library Week. Winning entries will be reproduced as bookmarks by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library and will be distributed during the summer of 2023. All entries must have a parent or guardian signature as approval for the bookmark artwork to be submitted to the Bookmark Contest.

Inviting all local businesses to the City’s 3rd Business Networking Event on February 28, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Join us for updates from our Community Development Department, resources, exciting raffles, and free headshots! We look forward to seeing a wide range of business representation at the event, and encourage you to spread the word! Please RSVP by emailing or by calling (626) 403-7210.


The City of South Pasadena banned the use of gas-powered leaf blowers, effective October 1, 2022. To ensure the transition away from gas-powered leaf blowers is equitable, the City has been tracking the development of resources to assist the community in obtaining new compliant leaf blower equipment.

Join us on February 8, 2023 for an electric leaf blower demonstration and to learn about rebate and incentive programs. These programs include 70% off of an electric leafblower, including batteries and chargers. Come out to Garfield Park (1000 Park Avenue) between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to learn more! Refreshments will be provided.