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Calendar of City Events
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City Council Meeting Agendas & Minutes
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City Council Meeting Video
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Animal Control Services through Pasadena Humane Society
Pasadena Humane Society Logo - White Dog and Cat on a Green background

Have you found a stray dog? Is a pup in your neighborhood barking all day? Do you want to report a hurt animal? Maybe you are concerned about animal cruelty. The Pasadena Humane Society provides animal control services for South Pasadena residents, and are available 24/7!

To learn more,    visit their website or call (626) 792-7151 anytime.

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Community Services Classes & Programs Guide
Recreation and Leisure Class Guide - Summer 2016
The Summer 2016 issue of the Community Services Classes & Programs Guide is available here .

Job Opportunities
Link to City Employment Opportunities
A bulletin board with postings of all current City employment opportunities (pictured) is located on the 2nd floor of City Hall

Sign Up for Library Youth Programs
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The City of South Pasadena Public Library Children's online program registration and notification signup features are available here. For more information, please contact the Library Children's Services at (626) 403-7258.

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Public Hearing on Proposed City Budget
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
A hand putting together a puzzle with an image of a dollar bill
Members of the public are invited to attend a public hearing on the City's Fiscal Year 2016-17 proposed budget during theJune 1 City Council Meeting. The meeting will be held this evening in the City Council Chambers, 1424 Mission Street, and begin at 7:30 pm. During the public hearing, the City Council will take public comment and potentially approve the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17. 

The public hearing on the Budget is one of several opportunities for the public to learn about and provide input during the City's budget process. It comes on the heels of the draft budget presentation at the May 18 City Council meeting and the April 27 Budget Study Session, where the Council reviewed the proposed Capital Improvement Plan and staff funding requests, and accepted public comment on the proposals. Prior to that, City staff held a Community Forum on Budget and Priorities on March 12, where over 40 community members participated in meaningful dialogue with City staff about the collective interests of the City and began to set priorities for the budget.

Public comment is strongly encouraged. While the City Council is expected to approve the budget that evening, there is one more opportunity to approve the budget at the June 17 City Council meeting, should the Council direct City staff to make further adjustments. The budget will then become effective on July 1, 2016.

Information on the current City budget and the budget process is available at For additional information on the Budget process, please contact the Management Services Department at (626) 403-7210 or email
Sidewalk CPR Day
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Sidewalk CPR - Thursday_ June 2_ 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at the Fire Station_ 817 Mound Avenue
The South Pasadena Fire Department will provide free hands-only CPR training on Sidewalk CPR Day this Thursday, June 2, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Fire Station, 817 Mound Avenue, one of over 90 sites across Los Angeles County. Last year, more than 17,000 people in Southern California learned how to save a life in just five minutes with a quick lesson from local firefighters and medical professionals.
"Thanks to easy access to training, Citizen CPR is rapidly growing as a way to empower bystanders to save a life when someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest," says Captain Zanteson, a Paramedic. "We are glad to team up with the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency and the American Heart Association to bring Sidewalk CPR to our local community. With 80 percent of all cardiac arrest occurring at home, we need to help family and friends learn how to double or triple their loved one's chance of survival."
Learning hands-only CPR helps local emergency responders by focusing on the first few critical minutes following a cardiac arrest. Since the lungs and blood contain only enough oxygen to keep vital organs healthy for that amount of time bystanders become heroes until emergency responders arrive on scene. With each chest compression using hands-only CPR, ordinary citizens can easily provide the ongoing blood flow needed to give the patient a much better chance of survival once responders arrive.
Mulch and Compost Giveaway
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Mulch and Compost Giveaway - Saturday_ June 4_ 2016 - 8_30am to 11_30 am - School District Parking Lot_ 1020 El Centro Street
Reduce water use and runoff by creating a healthier soil with compost and mulch. Adding compost to the soil helps it retain moisture, and covering bare soil with mulch prevents evaporation.  South Pasadena residents can bring their ID and sturdy containers to the School District parking lot, 1020 El Centro Street, this Saturday, June 4, to get FREE compost (donated by Athens Services) and FREE mulch (donated by Landcare).

For more information contact Amber Duran at or (626) 403-7314, or go to
2016 South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Golf Tournament
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Summer Concert Series Returns to Garfield Park
 Every Sunday Beginning June 12, 2016
Summer Concerts in the Park - 5pm to 7pm on Sundays from June 12 to August 21 - Garfield Park_ 1000 Park Avenue
Another summer yet brings another series of amazing free concerts at Garfield Park. The City of South Pasadena's Community Services Department and the Parks & Recreation Commission are pleased to present the annual Concerts in the Park series, with five Sunday concerts on June 12, July 10, July 24, August 7, and August 21, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The City of South Pasadena holds its annual Concerts in the Park series with the support of South Pasadena business owners and individuals who have generously sponsored this family event. These festive concerts are made possible through the generous financial support of the following businesses and individuals:
Title Sponsor
Athen's Services  

Gold Sponsors 
G&M Oil Company Inc 
Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich 
SmileHaus Orthodontics
Silver Sponsors 
Charmean Neithart Interiors
Pansky Markle Ham LLP
Bronze Sponsors 
Ellen's Silkscreening
Longo Toyota-Scion-Lexus
Mamma's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta
San Pascual Stables
South Pasadena Masonic Lodge #290
Special Friends Contributors 
Beauty Secret 101
D & S Printing
John Caldwell Design 
Kim's Hapkido Martial Arts School
Linda Ly, Magistrale Construction
Marz Gifts
MHi Property Management
New Vision Dental
Phoenix Food Boutique
Rene Ramos
South Pasadena High School Booster Club
South Pasadena Public Service Employees Association
Woman's Club of South Pasadena
Mark your calendar and join us at Garfield Park on the following Sundays:
June 12               Phat Cat Swinger (Swing)
July 10                Retro Soul (Funk/Dance)
July 24                The Answer (Classic Rock)
August 7           Susie Hansen Band (Latin)
August 21        Upstream (Caribbean Reggae)
For more information, please call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380 or visit
626 Golden Streets Festival
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Metro Presents_ 626 Golden Streets - Sunday_ June 26_ 2016 - 7 Cities_ 6 Gold Line Stations_ 17_ Miles of Smiles_
The 626 Golden Street Festival is coming soon to the City of South Pasadena. Join the City as it partners with the cities of San Marino, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa and the County of Los Angeles to host a special event on Sunday June 26, 2016 to celebrate the opening of the Foothill Gold Line extension. 626 Golden Streets Festival, presented by Metro will be a FREE, family-friendly "open streets" festival or "ciclovia" for community members to walk, run, skate, bike, or scoot along streets from South Pasadena to Azusa.

To see the entire route and find out more about this amazing regional event go to
Camp Med After School Program
Camp Med After School Program - Registration begins July 1 for 2016-2017 School Year - _80 per week for Grades 1 through 5 - Applications are available online at www.southpasadenaca.gov_recreation or call _626_ 403-7380
School will be here again before you know it! Now is the time to start thinking about enrolling your child in our fun-filled Camp Med After School Program. Your child will enjoy a mix of indoor/outdoor activities along with homework time at Orange Grove Park, 815 Mission Street. Youth in Grades 1-5 will delight at the wide variety of activities offered, including games, sports, reading, arts and crafts, homework time and a daily snack. Camp Med offers pick up from South Pasadena's elementary schools.

Applications will be accepted starting July 1 and are required for participation in our program which begins Thursday, August 18, 2016. Fee per child is $80 per week. Register at the Recreation Division office at 815 Mission Street, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. An application packet is also available online at For more information please call (626) 403-7380.
Amgen Tour of California Stage 2 Start in South Pasadena
Cyclists line up at the start of the Amgen Tour Stage 2
Monday April 16 2016

Amgen Tour of California - A blue cyclist riding a gold bicycle on a white backgroundOn Monday, May 16, 2016, the City hosted the start of Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California. The City was honored to have one leg of  "America's Greatest race" start here in South Pasadena. The 2016 Amgen Tour of California featured 144 of the best professional cyclists in the world and provided the public a rare opportunity to interact with the athletes. The event drew huge crowds to South Pasadena, was covered by almost every local news outlet, and featured a special surprise appearance from the Good Year blimp. The City Council and staff hope that everyone enjoyed the event and the day! Click here for more information on the event...

Summer Family Fun Events Hosted by the Community Services Department
Summer Events at South Pasaena Parks - Summer Concerts at Garfield Park on Sundays from June 12 to August 21 - Movies at Garfield Park on Friday_ July 15_ and Friday_ August 15 - National Night OUt on Tuesday_ August 2 - Shakespeare in the Park on Friday_ August 5
Family events are a major element that make South Pasadena a beautiful place to live. And the Community Services Department prides itself on the wonderful community events held throughout the year. This summer, they are hosting numerous family events, and you are in for a treat!
Movies in the Park at Garfield Park
Friday, July 15- Star Wars
Friday, August 12- The Good Dinosaur
National Night Out at Orange Grove Park
Tuesday, August 2, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Shakespeare in the Park at Garfield Park
Friday, August 5 at 7:00 pm
Concerts in the Park at Garfield Park, Sundays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
June 12 featuring Phat Cat Swinger
July 10 featuring Retro Soul
July 24 featuring the Answer
August 7 featuring Susie Hansen
August 21 featuring Upstream
Join us for a summer to remember! For more information, please call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380 or visit

Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement Project Phase 2 is Now Underway
Diagram of a Sewer Lateral_ displaying that homeowners are responsible from the house to the sewer main
The City of South Pasadena commenced construction of the Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement Project Phase 2 in May. This project is the second phase of a City-wide project to repair aging sanitary sewer lines.

You can assist by checking the health of your sewer lateral - the line that goes from your building to the public sewer line. Maintaining the lateral is the property owner's responsibility, and includes keeping the line flowing and free of debris such as roots, grease, and backed-up tissue paper. Clean, flowing laterals avoid back-ups into your property and do not leak sewage waste into our groundwater. Now would be a good time to have your lateral checked by your plumber. Residents and property owners should be on the look out for notifications specifying project construction start dates in your neighborhood. Click here for more information on Phase 2 of the Sewer Rehabiliation and Replacement project...
Upcoming Events
Shakespeare in the Park
Friday, August 5, 2016
Shakespeare in the Park presents _Cymbeline_ - Friday_ August 5 at 7pm - Garfield Park_ 1000 Park Avenue - Admission is Free
The South Pasadena Community Services Department in collaboration with Shakespeare by the Sea invites you to a free performance of Shakespeare in the Park. Bring a picnic, blankets and beach chairs along with your friends and family to settle in for a night of classic entertainment as we feature "Cymbeline". Join us on Friday, August 5, at Garfield Park, 1000 Park Avenue, at 7:00 pm. Admission is free. For more information please call the Community Services Department at (626) 403-7380.