Gus Herrera

Controversial East Pasadena Development Unable to Achieve Approval
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Controversial East Pasadena Development Unable to Achieve Approval

Site of former US Naval testing site likely contains hazardous toxins; some proposed residential units will sit less than 500 feet from 210 Freeway By Gus Herrera Back in action following a two-week summer hiatus, the Pasadena City Council held a public hearing to discuss the city’s newest proposed planned development – an eight-building, mixed-use…

Pasadena Council Hears Civic Center Task Force Recommendations
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Pasadena Council Hears Civic Center Task Force Recommendations

By Gus Herrera At their latest regular meeting, the Pasadena City Council heard the much-awaited recommendations from the Civic Center Task Force (CCTF) but they were ultimately unable to take any form of action, as several council members felt they did not have enough information to proceed with the decision-making. Although they appreciated the task…

Pasadena Council Approves Minimum Wage Adjustment for City Employees  
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Pasadena Council Approves Minimum Wage Adjustment for City Employees  

Desiderio Neighborhood Park’s controversial proposed restroom will undergo public review By Gus Herrera With less than a month left until the final stage of Pasadena’s minimum wage ordinance goes into effect, the city council adopted a resolution that will raise the pay rates of various city employees to $13.25 per hour. Approved on March 14,…

PUSD Board Approves New Set of Staff Layoffs
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PUSD Board Approves New Set of Staff Layoffs

24 positions eliminated, 12 reduced By Gus Herrera As another school year comes to a close and students begin to enjoy their summer vacation, the board members of the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) have already shifted their focus towards next year, as efforts to chip away at the district’s financial woes continue indefinitely. At…

Pasadena Council Opens FY2019 Operating Budget Public Hearing
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Pasadena Council Opens FY2019 Operating Budget Public Hearing

With structural deficit looming, the city’s budgetary gap could grow in excess of $32 million over next five fiscal years By Gus Herrera On Monday, May 21, council opened the public hearing on the FY2019 operating budget and heard presentations from the police, fire, human services, and library departments – discussions that spanned two meetings,…

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