Mayor's Message
Thankfully, Hurricane Season draws to a close in a few weeks. I want to commend our Office of Emergency Management and our first responders for their fantastic support during Tropical Storm Imelda. 

National Night Out is October 1, and many officers and fire fighters will be visiting block-party events designed to strengthen neighborhoods and increase safety. I highly encourage you to get out, visit with your neighbors and maybe even meet some new folks. An informed community leads to a strong community. For a list of National Night Out events in Pasadena, call or text: 832-316-0594

Speaking of being informed, my team created this newsletter to not only highlight City events and progress, but to share with you the FACTS about ordinances, resolutions and decisions made by my administration and City Council. The annual property tax rate is always a hot topic this time of year and it is important that residents be properly informed. For a detailed explanation of the 2019 property tax rate, please read the After the Gavel section of this newsletter.
#ProgressInMotion News
Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Braves the Storm
Even Tropical Storm Imelda couldn’t stop the #ProgressinMotion made at the annual Gulf Coast Industry Forum held at the Pasadena Convention Center. Hundreds of industry representatives gathered to get the latest information on the growth of our region from local and state elected officials at this popular event. 
San Jac CPET
San Jacinto College officially cut the ribbon and unveiled their new Center for Petrochemical, Energy and Technology. This state-of-the-art facility was designed by industry to prepare students and give them hands-on training for our local job market.
TU2CU Magic
Strong relationships with our business and industry partners are a huge factor in the City of Pasadena’s recent wave of #ProgressInMotion. The 2019 Team Up to Clean Up event is a prime example of why our community stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to generosity and teamwork. It was an amazing accomplishment by volunteers from companies, churches and student groups. The Pasadena Channel perfectly captured the spirit of our community in this TU2CU video: https://youtu.be/KpnPnne-OrY
City News
Sanitation Superheroes
Harris County was once again in the spotlight with the recent flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda. Also in the spotlight? Our City of Pasadena trash collection crews! A local resident took notice and posted this photo to Facebook, making the comment that “not all heroes wear capes” and we couldn’t agree more.
Safe Community. Strong Community.
During the month of October, several of our departments will offer FREE safety information and events. The Pasadena Fire Marshal’s Office, along with the Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department will host their 20th Annual Fire Prevention Festival. Our Office Emergency Management is teaming up with the Pasadena Neighborhood Network with expert workshops and also offer a behind-the-scenes look at our Emergency Operations Center. 
Big Move for Food Drive
The City of Pasadena Can-Do Food Drive is getting a new home! This year’s food drive will be at the Kroger on the corner of Spencer & Red Bluff on November 14. As always, all the food collected at our annual drive STAYS in Pasadena to benefit local food pantries. For sponsorship opportunities or volunteer information on the 2019 Can-Do Food Drive, go to: www.pasadenatx.gov/FoodDrive
September Spotlight

  • Pasadena Philharmonic, Food Trucks & Coco! - October 5 (Strawberry Park)

  • Madison Jobe Fall Festival - October 4 (Madison Jobe Senior Center)

  • Pasadena VFD Fire Prevention Fest - October 12 (Strawberry Park)

  • “Voices of the Past” Historical Presentation - October 12 (Crown Hill Cemetery

  • Neighborhood Network/OEM Safety Workshop - October 17 (PPD Community Room)

  • Bayfest - October 19 (El Jardin Beach)

  • Pets & Pumpkins Adoption Event - October 26 (Pasadena Animal Shelter)

  • Parks & Recreation Monster Mash - October 26 (PAL Gym)


  • Pasadena PD Trunk or Treat - October 31 (City Hall Parking Garage)


  • Can-Do Food Drive - November 14 (Kroger, Spencer @ Red Bluff)
For a complete list of monthly events, visit our website: www.pasadenatx.gov
After the Gavel
Pasadena Tax Rate Information
It is very important for Pasadena residents be properly informed about City processes. Unfortunately, there has been much misinformation floating around about the proposed 2019 property tax rate. 

HERE ARE THE FACTS:
  • The City of Pasadena is NOT raising your property tax to the maximum amount. 
  • The CURRENT tax rate is $0.615446
  • The (2) tax rate proposals for 2019 that went before City Council on September 17, 2019 were: 
  • Effective Tax Rate: $0.570342
  • Rollback Tax Rate: $0.600577

BOTH of these proposals are LOWER and each is a REDUCED tax rate from what residents are currently paying. Again, there has been NO TAX INCREASE PROPOSAL. Any claims made otherwise are incorrect and misleading. 
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