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Upcoming City of Pasadena Events - June 3 to 11, 2011

Upcoming City of Pasadena Events - June 3 to 11, 2011

All events are free.

Friday, June 3
City of Pasadena administrative offices are closed today.

Saturday, June 4
* 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Get Healthy Pasadena is a day of free health screenings, healthy food and lifestyle demonstrations and activities, talks by leading health professionals, live music and much more at Pasadena Senior Center and Memorial Park. Pre-register at www.memah.org or call (626) 389-2758.
* 10 to 11 a.m. – A new tree has been planted at top of Victory Park’s “V” garden, northeast corner of Altadena Drive and Paloma Street, in recognition of former Pasadena City Councilman Steve Haderlein’s 12 years of service to District 4. Stop by and see the tree, greet Steve and enjoy this very special section of the park.
* 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Bring your family and friends to an open house at the Pasadena Police Department Heliport! See the helicopters up close, meet the pilots, see K-9s in action, watch CSI demonstrations, enjoy refreshments and much more. http://bit.ly/m1k42e  

Monday, June 6
Is your child or teen the artsy type? Today’s the deadline for entries in PWP’s water conservation poster art contest: http://bit.ly/mOOF0E  

Tuesday, June 7
* 6 p.m. – Wondering why all that road construction is being done on North Los Robles and when it will be completed? Learn all about it during a community meeting hosted by Pasadena City Councilwoman Jacque Robinson: http://bit.ly/klAluj  
* 6:30 p.m. – This is your final opportunity to meet with City Manager Michael Beck and give him your input on the ideal qualities the next director of public works should possess and the issues the director should be prepared to undertake: http://bit.ly/l69uYu  

Wednesday, June 8
* 1 p.m. – This week’s film in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut St., is “Charly” (1968, PG) adapted from the novel “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. The film stars Cliff Robertson, who won the Academy Award for his role as a mentally challenged man who gradually develops a genius-level IQ following experimental surgery and then learns it won’t last long. (626) 744-4066.
* 4:30 to 6 p.m. – The community is invited to a reception welcoming Mercy Santoro, the new director of the Pasadena Human Services and Recreation Department: http://bit.ly/j80D7D  

Saturday, June 11
Noon to 7 p.m. – It’s Pasadena’s 125th birthday party extravaganza at the Pasadena Museum of History, complete with a cake created by chefs from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, live music, dance, theater, storytelling, exhibitions, children’s activities and much more! Admission, activities and birthday cake are free; food prepared by local restaurants will be offered for sale. Birthday events are also scheduled throughout the summer at City Hall, the Rose Bowl Stadium, Memorial Park and other locations. http://bit.ly/mHpzkS  

See more community events (and add your own) at www.cityofpasadena.net/calendar.  

CITY COUNCIL

The Pasadena City Council will meet Monday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.

Agenda highlights include:

* Public improvements in the Old Pasadena Management District and at Villa-Parke Community Center
* Public hearing for adoption of Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Budget
* Public hearing for adoption of Fiscal Year 2012-2016 Capital Improvement Program
* Public hearing for adoption of 2010 Urban Water Management Plan
* Intention of the Pasadena Tourism Business Improvement District Advisory Board to levy assessments against hotel and motel businesses in the district for Fiscal Year 2012

The full agenda, complete with downloadable reports, is available at www.cityofpasadena.net/councilagendas/council_agenda.asp.  

The meeting will be televised live on KPAS (channel 3 on the Charter Communications system and channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse) and via streaming video at www.cityofpasadena.net/publicaffairs (click on the KPAS icon).

COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND BOARDS

The City Council and its Finance Committee will meet Monday, June 6, at 3 p.m. in the Council Chamber (S249) at Pasadena City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave. Agenda items include proposed journal voucher amending projects in the Fiscal Year 2011 Capital Improvement Program Budget; Schedule of Taxes, Fees and Charges; annual amendments to the General Fee Schedule; amendments to Fiscal Year 2011 Adopted Budget; City Manager’s Recommended Fiscal Year 2012 Operation Budget for Cultural Affairs, Public Health, Libraries and Fire; proposed adoption of Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Budget and Fiscal Year 2012-2016 Capital Improvement Program; and summary of budget follow-up questions and answers.

The Historic Preservation Commission will meet Monday, June 6, at 6 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Permit Center, 175 N. Garfield Ave. (enter through the Ramona Street door) Agenda items include application for certificate of appropriateness for small addition to the second floor a change to the roof at 1531 N. Michigan Ave. in the Historic Highlands Landmark District; and review and comments regarding 2011 Preservation Awards. Please note there will be 5 p.m. site visit to 1531 N. Michigan Ave.

The June 6 meeting of the City Council Public Safety Committee has been canceled.

The Accessibility and Disability Commission will meet Tuesday, June 7, at 3 p.m. in the Grand Conference Room (basement room S038) at Pasadena City Hall. Agenda items include update on accessibility of city preparedness video; review of budget for funding commission-related projects; report on meeting with PUSD special education director and chair of Parent Advisory Committee; and access issues in the private sector.

The Recreation and Parks Commission will meet Tuesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. in Training Room 220 (second floor) at 233 W. Mountain St. Agenda items include PUSD update; and work plan accomplishments 7/1/10 to 6/30/11.

The Pasadena Community Access Corporation Board of Directors will meet Tuesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at 2061 N. Los Robles Ave., Suite 105. Agenda items include direction to staff regarding web streaming and television-connected devises; and proposed resolution regarding HR 1746 (Community Access Preservation Act).

The Human Relations Commission will meet Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Agenda items include update on San Gabriel Valley Pride Festival events and programs; update on GLBT teen center; update on commission forum series; update on 2011 essay contest; and update on the Peace Through Music scheduled Nov. 12.

The Arts & Culture Commission will meet Wednesday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hearing Room at the Permit Center (enter through the Ramona Street door). Agenda items include recommended approval of $46,000 from the Cultural Trust Fund for Fall 2011 ArtNight Pasadena; recommended approval of $5,000 from the Cultural Trust Fund for Fall 2011 ArtNight Mini-Grants; presentation by Pasadena Museum of California Art exhibition manager; presentation by owner of Make Space Arts; panel assignments for FY 2011/2012 annual grants program; and update on “Bridging Boundaries” exhibition.

The Human Services Commission will meet Wednesday, June 8, at 6 p.m. in the Grand Conference Room at City Hall. Agenda items include policy recommendations for 2011-2013 priority focus for the Policy on Children, Youth and Families; update on recommendations for possible adjustments to funding awards for 2011-2012 Community Development Block grant, Emergency Shelter rant and Human Services Endowment Fund; draft survey for 2012-2014 needs assessment process; and update on Pasadena Youth Council.

The June 8 meetings of the Planning Commission and the Urban Forestry Advisory Committee have been canceled.

The Northwest Commission will meet Thursday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center. Agenda items include strategies for commission's organizational effectiveness; and structure of a joint meeting to address the relocation of the Northwest Manager to City Hall.

The Disaster Emergency Services Council will meet Friday, June 10, at 9 a.m. at the Pasadena Urgent Care Center, 3160 E. Del Mar Blvd. Agenda items include update on the city’s disaster plan and local hazard mitigation plan; overview of 2011 join Emergency Operations Center exercises; Pasadena Emergency Response Team (PERT) overview; June 11 PERT training in District 7; and overview of Pasadena Urgent Care Center.

See more information about commissions, including downloadable agendas, at www.cityofpasadena.net/commissions.

Ann Erdman
Public Information Officer
City of Pasadena
Public Affairs Office
100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228
Pasadena CA 91109
(626) 744-4755
Cell: (626) 375-2742
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Posted: 6/3/2011 07:40:00 PM
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