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Pasadena Releases Cannabis Redacted Applications and Scoring
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Pasadena Releases Cannabis Redacted Applications and Scoring

Last week, the six highest-scoring commercial cannabis applicants were announced. Their applications along with scoring sheets are now posted on the city’s website. “Minimal redactions have been made to the applications to comply with law and privacy. The six highest-scoring applicants are the best qualified in this extremely regulated arena and are sufficiently capitalized to deliver the highest quality operations,”…

Pasadena Tentatively Approves Six Cannabis Applications
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Pasadena Tentatively Approves Six Cannabis Applications

CUP is next step in process By Terry Miller The long and winding road for marijuana permits is apparently no longer a pipe dream for six applicants vying for coveted city permits. The expensive and extensive process saw 128 applicants. Out of those 128 applications, Pasadena finally completed the review and scoring of those applications…

Measure J Funding Adds Accountability Through MOU
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Measure J Funding Adds Accountability Through MOU

The Pasadena City Council approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) guaranteeing at least $5 million in Measure J funding to the district next fiscal year, while continuing to leave charter schools out of the agreement despite pressure from charter school parents. The memo identifies maintaining adequate levels of reserve…

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…

Council Debates Police Staffing in Wake of Recent Shootings
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Council Debates Police Staffing in Wake of Recent Shootings

By Gus Herrera The Pasadena City Council’s first meeting of the year began with a special briefing from Police Chief Phillip Sanchez regarding the recent shootings on Jan. 6 and 7 that left two dead and three more injured. In the following days, Pasadena PD ramped up its patrols, subsequently arresting “10 armed suspects, believed…

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