City Hall Scoop

South Pasadena News and Updates

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The City of South Pasadena will be conducting Annual Tree Trimming throughout Garfield Park.

Trimming will take place on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 through Friday, June 3, 2022

Signage has been posted in several locations within the park notifying patrons of the upcoming tree work.

For any questions, please call the Public Works Department at 626-403-7370.


Join us for a Memorial Day ceremony at 9:00am at the War Memorial (435 Fair Oaks Avenue). The Agenda for the event will go as follows:

9:00 a.m.                     Welcome by Mayor Michael Cacciotti

9:05 a.m.                     Color Guard by Boy Scout Troop 333

9:10 a.m.                     National Anthem by Melina Singer

9:15 a.m.                     Brief History of War Memorial Building provided by Cathy Billings, Director, South Pasadena Public Library

Recognition of Military Service People

                                    Local Dignitaries Provide Remarks

9:30 a.m.                     Guest Speaker: Navy Seal John Devine, Military K9 Expert

Recognition of Military Service Animals (Video)

9:45-10:15 a.m.           Reception & live music from Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Band

                                    Refreshments will be served in the lobby

We are looking forward to seeing you all there as we honor those who sacrificed their lives serving our Country.


The Cities of Pasadena and South Pasadena have partnered to implement a set of design strategies that will result in improving the water quality in the Lower Arroyo Seco Channel. The project includes two locations. The first is the San Rafael Creek, west of San Rafael Avenue / Laguna Road and south of where the creeks converge into the channel in Pasadena. The second is downstream, just south of San Pasqual Avenue and adjacent to Arroyo Park in South Pasadena. Stay involved to learn how this project will contribute to achieving regulatory compliance while improving public access to adjacent amenities and opportunities for new habitat.

There will be a Community Meeting on Thursday, May 26 from 6-8pm at the La Casita del Arroyo located at 117 S. Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA. To learn more about the process, visit the website by clicking here.


Join us this Thursday on May 26 from 8am-9am in the City Council Chambers (1424 Mission Street) for a Business Safety Workshop! The workshop will include updates and tips from our Police Department regarding business safety and they will also be there to answer any questions that our local business owners have. To RSVP, email or call the City Manager’s Office at (626) 403-7210.


The Natural Resources and Environmental Commission (NREC) will be meeting on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00pm. The meeting is available in person at the City Council Chambers (1424 Mission Street) or through Zoom by inputting the following credentials:

Meeting ID: 872 4689 0595

Passcode: 248166

The Agenda could be viewed by clicking here. Public comments can be submitted to by noon on May 24.


Save the date for a theatrical presentation on July 3, 2022 titled “We, Too, Are America.” This presentation produced by South Pasadena residents Lissa and James Reynolds will celebrate America’s Independence and Diversity. More information will follow as we approach the date.


The City of South Pasadena would like to remind our residents that we will be closed on May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day. Both the South Pasadena Police and Fire Departments will have staff available to assist the public. For non-emergency assistance, you may contact the Police Department at (626) 403-7270, while the Fire Department can be reached at (626) 403-7300.


Join us at Garfield Park (1000 Park Avenue) for a demo of Autonomous Mowing! Graze Tech will be demonstrating these new devices that are 100% electric, address the labor shortage, and mow up to 3 acres / hour.

The demonstration will be near the Tennis Courts (Stratford Avenue & Hope Street). For any questions, please call our Public Works Department at 626-403-7370.