Mayor's Message
It’s hard to believe we are already headed into Spring. The warmer temperatures are a far cry from the chill of Winter Storm Uri less than a month ago! As we begin another year faced with the challenges of COVID-19, I want again commend our Office of Emergency Management, City Health Department and all Pasadena First Responders for their tireless dedication. These teams have been on the frontlines of the pandemic for a year now, and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their commitment to Pasadena.

I also want to thank you, our community, for your continued efforts in working together to combat the spread of this virus. As City services begin to open back up and more vaccine information becomes available, please know updates are regularly posted to our website: https://www.pasadenatx.gov/coronavirus
City News
Pasadena Trash Pickup Goes Eco-Friendly
Thanks to a generous $3.3 Million grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council, the City of Pasadena now has a fleet of 13 new energy-efficient sanitation trucks. These trucks run on compressed natural gas. For the complete story, go to: https://youtu.be/imwvjA5jb5A
Pasadena Parks & Recreation Department Award
The City of Pasadena Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce its Healthy Parks Plan was selected for recognition in the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) annual Parks and Natural Areas Award Program. H-GAC established the Parks and Natural Areas awards program in 2006 to highlight best practices and innovative approaches to parks planning and implementation. For more info go to www.pasadenahealthyparks.com
Pasadena Ambulance Innovations
Pasadena’s Acadian Ambulance Service, the designated EMS provider for the City of Pasadena, is one of only 205 agencies selected nationwide by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to serve as an Emergency Triage, Treat & Transport Model Provider (ET3). Under this program, CMS will pay for transportation and treatment services for Medicare beneficiaries using Acadian Ambulance within Pasadena city limits. This program is designed to help alleviate hospital overcrowding. Details at: https://www.pasadenatx.gov/698/Press-Releases
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
Lake Mark Kramer
Mayor Jeff Wagner recently participated in a Zoom ceremony to officially announce a very special name change at the Armand Bayou Nature Center. Mud Lake has been officially renamed Lake Mark Kramer in honor of long-time ABNC staff member and nature expert, Mark Kramer.
Harvey Help Extended
The Texas General Land Office has announced additional help for City of Pasadena residents who still need Hurricane Harvey Repairs.For Harris County homeowners that are interested and have not applied already, they may begin the application process by going to: https://recovery.texas.gov/hap/harriscounty/
Pasadena PD Crime Stats
According to a recent release by the National Information Based Reporting System, a federal reporting system for law enforcement agencies, the City of Pasadena saw a 3.18% decrease in overall crime reports for 2020. Violent crimes against persons was down 4.54% and property crime dropped by 2.37%
Students Branch Out
Second graders from Sparks Elementary had a wonderful time and learned about conservation as they recently planted 45 trees at Satsuma Park! Thank you to Apache Corporation for supplying the trees.
#ProgressInMotion Business News
Pasadena State of the City 2021
The 2021 Pasadena State of the City Luncheon was a completely virtual event this year, with information safely reaching hundreds of local business owners and community stakeholders. I want to thank the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and CT Church for their hard work and flexibility in producing such a stellar virtual event. Also, congratulations to Clark Freight Lines, Inc. on being named the Chamber’s 2021 Business of the Year! 
Pasadena Honored for Environmental Awareness
Perry Panousis from the non-profit organization, #WaterwayCleanupServices made a visit to City Hall this morning and presented an award to Jeff Wagner, Mayor of Pasadena and Council in appreciation for the administration’s dedication and passion to environmental stewardship in Pasadena.
Healthcare Industry Expansion
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic announced today has broken ground on a 17,000-square-foot expansion of its Pasadena Clinic on Beltway 8 near Crenshaw Road. Completion is expected this fall. With this expansion, the clinic will nearly double its capacity from 15 to 27 providers.
Calendar
  • Library AARP Tax-Aide - Now thru April 15th (281-862-8674)


  • Parks & Rec. Easter Eggstravaganza - March 27th 9 AM to 12 PM (Drive-thru event at Strawberry Park)
After the Gavel - City Council Meeting News
The following items were approved at recent City Council Meetings:
 
  • Parking lot improvements for the Pasadena Municipal Complex and Central Library Parking areas.
  • An ordinance approving and authorizing a grant between the City of Pasadena and KaBOOM, Inc. for a new playground at Gardens Park. Sponsoring company yet to be determined.
  • An ordinance authorizing the purchase of additional BodyWorn Camera systems for the Pasadena Police Department. 
  • Upgrades to areas around the Rodeo Arena at the Pasadena Convention Center & Municipal Fairgrounds. This will improve access and increase attendance and parking capabilities for events such as Pasadena Rodeo and Strawberry Festival. 
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