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South Pasadena News and Updates

In honor of the Veteran’s Day holiday, City Hall will be closed on Thursday, November 10th, 2022, and the South Pasadena Library will be closed Friday, November 11th, 2022. We will resume service Monday, November 14th, 2022.

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 this week for two upcoming public meetings:

1. Special Joint City Council & Planning Commission Meeting at 6:30 PM

2. Library Board of Trustees Meeting at 7:00 PM

The meetings will be available to attend both in-person or on Zoom. For more information, click here to access the agenda for the Joint Meeting later today, and here for Library Board of Trustees agenda.


The City is excited to announce that Mayor Michael Cacciotti will be giving his State of the City address during the December 7, 2022 City Council Meeting.

Join us for a special presentation themed “Shining Light on South Pasadena,” where our Mayor will be highlighting the efforts and successes of his mayoral term.

Join us in person at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chamber or on Zoom through our website or link in the bio.

We look forward to seeing you there! ✨ All are welcome and RSVP is not required.


The City’s Economic Development team is excited to announce a new program: Virtual Business Office Hours! The program will launch tomorrow morning and will continue in the months to come!

Join us on Zoom every Tuesday at 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM or from 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM to speak to our team about any successes, challenges, resources, and anything else related to your business.

Our team will take down your information, stay in touch, and send inquiries to other departments if needed. For any questions, contact our team by emailing!


Make a plan to vote! Did you know all of the different ways to vote include by mail, drop-box ballots, and in-person? Starting tomorrow, you may visit one of our voting centers in South Pasadena including the Library Community Room (1115 El Centro Street) and the War Memorial Building (435 Fair Oaks Avenue). There is also a drop-box for your ballot right in front of City Hall (1414 Mission Street).

Click the following links to learn more!

Make your voice heard and go vote!


Please join South Pasadena City Staff and partner Social Services agencies for the 1st Annual Social Services and Social Justice Forum on Wednesday, November 9 at 4pm.

The event will include a brief presentation from each provider and then a tabling session for the community to meet social service providers, ask questions and obtain resources.

For questions please contact Tamara Binns at


The City of South Pasadena, together with Caltrans, will be hosting a community meeting on Thursday, November 3, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the South Pasadena Masonic Lodge Auditorium, located at 1126 Fair Oaks Ave. All are welcome, and parking is available on Fair Oaks (stairs at main entrance to second floor), and rear parking lot (elevator access to second floor).

Join us to hear updates from the City on SB 381, what the City is currently doing about the properties and our next steps and timelines, and to provide community input. Representatives from the City’s SB 381 Implementation Council Sub-Committee, Caltrans, Senator Portantino and Supervisor Barger’s respective offices have confirmed their attendance. City staff will also be providing an SB 381 update to the City Council preceding this community meeting, at their next regularly scheduled meeting of Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 7 PM in the City Council Chambers and in hybrid format online (agenda to be posted Thursday, October 27: 2022 Council Meetings | South Pasadena, CA (

Contact the City of South Pasadena City Manager’s Team at to RSVP, or with questions or requests for assistance.


Join us today for a Special Library Board of Trustees Meeting in the afternoon. The meeting will be available in our hybrid in-person and virtual format.

At the meeting, the Board of Trustees will be reviewing the engagement results for the Library Strategic Plan with consultants.


The City of South Pasadena will be hosting a District 4 Town Hall for residents and businesses in the area to learn about City services, safety updates, and give attendees an opportunity to meet City staff on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. The event will take place at the War Memorial Building located at 435 Fair Oaks Avenue from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Click here to view our 2022 Adopted District Map to identify if you live and work in District 4. Additional townhall dates for other Council Districts are forthcoming!