Mayor's Message
Spring is a time for growth and renewal. I want to thank the citizens of Pasadena for their steadfast cooperation and support this past year as we battled the challenges brought on by the pandemic. It is encouraging to see that this April looks much more promising than this time last year. I have instructed our Office of Emergency Management and Health Departments to closely monitor our progress as City of Pasadena events and programming continue to cautiously and gradually return to normal.

We are really looking forward to the return of an in-person National Day of Prayer event. This year’s celebration will be under the Pavilion at Burke Crenshaw Park on May 6 at noon. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for details. I have been especially honored by the local pastors who visit City Hall and pray for this administration. It is a wonderful time not only for fellowship, but for them to share news and prayer requests from their congregations.
In closing, I am excited to announce even more infrastructure upgrades all around our great city. In 2020, we allocated around $95 million for improvements to drainage, streets, sidewalk and pavement. In 2021, we have already slated several more big projects that are either in the construction phase or the approval process. Every single council district in Pasadena has seen infrastructure improvements or upgrades in the last three years. Click here for some of our most recent highlights identified by district.
City News
Pasadena Municipal Courthouse Ribbon Cutting
In a highly anticipated ceremony, the City of Pasadena officially cut the ribbon to open the new state-of-the-art Municipal Courthouse. Speakers included: Mayor Jeff Wagner and Judge Les Rorick. Despite pandemic challenges, the new courthouse was completed within an appropriate construction timeline and UNDER BUDGET.
Bringing it Back Home!
High school golf teams from several local school districts recently held their UIL tournament at the Pasadena Municipal Golf Course. This was the first time in 15 years the tournament had been played in Pasadena. Keep an eye out for more upgrade to our course and facilities.
Pasadena ISD Students Get Connected
As part of the COVID-19 CARESAct Relief Fund, the City of Pasadena distributed almost $1.3 million to the Pasadena Independent School District. This money helped secure free internet access for remote learning during the shutdown. Moving forward, students will still be able to use the hotspot devices for both remote learning and homework.
Indoor Pickleball Returns
Did you know that the City of Pasadena offers indoor pickleball at PAL Gym? Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. – Noon. For more information, call: 713-475-1229. City COVID guidelines will be followed.
Winter Storm Uri Disaster Assistance
FEMA has granted Governor Abbott’s request to extend the Individual Assistance registration period for Texans impacted by the winter storm. Individuals who live in qualifying counties now have until May 20, 2021 to submit damages and make claims to FEMA. To apply, go to: https://www.disasterassistance.gov
City-wide Bayou Trail
Get in on the planning stages of our newly proposed Vince Bayou Greenway. This hike and bike trail will connect Memorial, Strawberry and Burke-Crenshaw Park through the center of Pasadena. Virtual public feedback opportunities begin this month at: bit.ly/VinceBayouTrailProject
#ProgressInMotion Business News
Pasadena EDC Annual Report
The Pasadena Economic Development Corporation has released its FY2020 Annual Report. This report summarizes key initiatives and accomplishments over the last year. To view/download the report visit http://bit.ly/2020PEDCAnnualReport
Shaw Street Enhancement
Both infrastructure and aesthetic improvements continue near the Pasadena Warehouse District along Shaw Street and Highway 225. Our Pasadena EDC recently launched a murals pilot program as a part of the revitalization strategy in the area. Click here to watch a video produced by the Pasadena Channel.
New City Park Coming to Preston
Petroleum Service Corporation recently held a groundbreaking to celebrate a new 30,000 sq ft. office building on Preston near the Beltway. Mayor Wagner is proud to announce a partnership between the Pasadena EDC, Petroleum Services Corporation and the City of Pasadena Parks & Recreation Department that will result in a new City park adjacent to this property.
Calendar
  • San Jacinto Day Holiday - April 21 (City Hall & non-emergency City offices will be closed. Emergency Services will remain operational.) 



  • National Day of Prayer - May 6 @ Noon (Burke Crenshaw Park, 4950 Burke Road)

  • Mother’s Day - May 8

  • Pasadena Strawberry Festival - May 14-16 (Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds)
Helpful Contacts
Mayor’s Action Line
(713) 475-5555

Volunteer Pasadena
(713) 475-7259

Neighborhood Network
(713) 920-7948
Madison Jobe Senior Center
(713) 477-0175

Pet Shelter
(281) 991-0602

City Hall
(713) 477-1511