2016 & NEW YEAR’S 2017 CLOSURES & REMINDERS FOR PASADENA
PASADENA, Calif.—Due to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both
falling on a Sunday during the current Holiday Season, Pasadena City Hall and
most City services will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 in observance of Christmas
Day and Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in observance of New Year’s Day. Specific reminders, closures and exceptions are
Remember, both the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game will be
held on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Go to www.tournamentofroses.com for
Pasadena’s Fire and Police departments will be staffed
during the holidays for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency
services. For life-threatening
emergencies, always call 9-1-1. For
other incidents, “If You See Something, Say Something!” by calling police at
(626) 744-4241. Be prepared to speak
calmly, know your location and listen carefully to all questions asked. Celebrate responsibly and always designate a
The City Council has finished its 2016 public meeting
schedule. Its first regularly scheduled
meeting in 2017 begins at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 9, in the Council Chamber at
City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.
Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies
should call the Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) Department at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies call (626)
744-4138. PWP’s regular
Customer Service Call Center will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays,
but customers can still pay their bills by phone at (626) 744-4005 or on the
Web at www.PWPweb.com.
Service Center, (626) 744-7311, www.cityofpasadena.net/citizen-service-center
is closed Dec. 25-26, but will offer special extending operating hours during
the holidays to take your calls, including from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec.
27-30; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 31; 5 p.m. to midnight, Jan. 1, 2017 and midnight
to 2 p.m., Jan. 2, 2017.
In addition, a toll-free “Visitor Hotline” at (877) 793-9911 operated by the Pasadena
Convention and Visitors Bureau, www.visitpasadena.com,
will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29 and Friday, Dec. 30; and
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 31, and Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.
All motorists must obey
all temporary “No Parking” signs posted for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl. Vehicles will be towed at owners’ expense, no
exceptions. Public access maps are at the
city’s website, www.cityofpasadena.net.
Refuse will not be collected Monday, Dec. 26 and all refuse pick up will
be delayed one day with pick up also on Saturday, Dec. 31. The following week, refuse will not be
collected Monday Jan. 2 and all refuse pick up will be delayed one day with
pick up also on Saturday Jan. 7.
Curbside Christmas tree recycling is Jan. 3-13, 2017. Christmas tree recycling drop off is from Dec.
27 to Jan. 5, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Eaton Blanche Park, 3100 E. Del Mar Blvd.
and Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
On Dec. 25, 2016 and Jan. 1, 2017, Pasadena
Transit and Dial-A-Ride services will not operate, but will resume regular
service the following days. On Jan. 2,
2017, Pasadena Transit Routes 10, 20, 31/32 and 40 will detour around the
parade route until 1:30 p.m. while Route 51/52 will be on detour around the parade route
and during the Rose Bowl Game. Notifications will be posted at all bus stops
on the affected routes and on all buses. Please check www.pasadenatransit.net or call (626)
744-4055 for more information regarding detours.
Unless otherwise posted
as “No Parking” or restricted due to special events, all parking meters are
free and time limits will not be enforced on Christmas Day. All parking meter enforcement resumes on Dec.
26. Likewise, all parking meters are
free and time limits will not be enforced on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, 2017. Parking meter enforcement resumes on Jan.
3. Violations for “No Parking,” red curb
violations, blocking fire hydrants or bus stops will be enforced on both holidays
and cars are subject to being ticketed and towed.
Overnight Parking Citation Moratorium occurs from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., Dec. 23,
2016 through Jan. 3, 2017. Vehicles
legally parked on the street—and not in violation of temporary No Parking
restrictions on certain streets—will not be cited for overnight parking. Overnight parking citations will resume beginning
2 a.m., Jan. 4, 2017.
Beginning Dec. 27, motorists are advised that 15 traffic
signals along the 5½-mile Rose Parade route will be altered—on Orange Grove,
Colorado Boulevard and Sierra Madre boulevards—so that tall floats needing additional
clearance can safely navigate through the intersections. Motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians are
urged to use extra caution at the altered intersections.
All Pasadena Public Libraries will be closed Dec. 25-26 and Jan.
The Victory Park Recreation Center and the Villa-Parke
Community Center will be closed to the public from Friday, Dec. 23 until Tuesday,
Jan. 3. Robinson Park Recreation Center
will close at 6 p.m. daily beginning Monday, Dec. 19 and will resume regular
hours on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Jackie
Robinson Community Center will close at 6 p.m. daily between Monday, Dec. 19
and Friday, Dec. 23 and will close at 5 p.m. daily with limited consumer action
services between Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 30. All Centers resume regular schedules on
Wednesday, Jan. 4. Addresses and phone
numbers for each center is online at www.cityofpasadena.net/HumanServices.
All parks are open for picnics, fun and recreation, but no
site reservations are accepted for the holidays.
Please safely enjoy the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays,
and celebrate responsibly by always designating a driver. Visit us online at www.cityofpasadena.net; follow us on
Twitter @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov,
and Instagram @PasadenaGov, www.instagram.com/pasadenagov;
like us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena;
and subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/pasadenagov.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2016, #074-16
MEDIA CONTACT: William
H. Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office (626)