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May 2016 Edition of e-Neighbors - The monthly Newsletter of the City of South Pasadena - Photos from South Pasadena_s Doggy Day 2016  
In This Issue

Holiday Closures

The City of South Pasadena observes the following holiday this month:
Memorial Day - Monday, May 30, 2016
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
Paasadena Humane Society Logo - White Dog and Cat with white hands hugging themon 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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Connect South Pasadena - the City's emergency notification system  
Click hereto register for Connect South Pasadena, the City's emergency alert system and ensure that you & your loved ones receive the information you need to stay safe!  


Community Services Classes & Programs Guide
Spring 2016 South Pasadena Recreation and Leisure Class Guide
The Spring 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
Icon to Sign up for Library Youth Programs
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.

Senior Center Events
Cover of the Senior Center Newsletter - May and June 2016 Edition  
Give the gift of membership at the South Pasadena Senior Center!(South Pasadena non-residents are welcome).  
More information is available here. 
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2016 Amgen Tour of California Comes to South Pasadena
Monday, May 16, 2016
Amgen Tour of California Logo - A blue cyclist riding a gold bicycle on a white background
The City of South Pasadena was selected as the Host City for the Start of Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California. Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California will take place on Monday, May 16, 2016. It is a free event for the public. Enjoy a chance to see the best in the world of cycling compete for a championship. The Amgen Tour of California is the largest cycling race in the United States and one of largest worldwide. 

To learn more about the Amgen Tour of California go to .
Click here to learn more about the Start of Stage 2 . If you have specific questions about Stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California please contact, Samuel Zneimer, Management Analyst, at or (626) 403-7215.
Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk
Saturday, May 14, 2016
The Eclectic - South Pasadena_s Eclectic Music Festival and Art Walk - 2016 Logo
The 8th annual Eclectic, South Pasadena's Music Festival and Art Walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, from 3 to 10pm. There are more than 40 diverse musical acts on many stages and in intimate venues. There will also be art galleries, exhibits and special events in dozens of stores, boutiques and restaurants. Headlining this year's festival is Glen Phillips, best known as the singer/songwriter and founder of the iconic 1990s alternative rock group, Toad the Wet Sprocket ("All I Want").

The Eclectic is produced by the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles Pasadena and DeepMix Entertainment, sponsored by the City of South Pasadena, The Fretted Frog, SPARC and other local organizations and merchants. Media sponsor is KPCC 89.3.
A complete line up of music and art events is available on the website at TheEclectic.Rocks.
Draft Budget Presentation
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Picture of a hand putting together a puzzle of a dollar bill
Members of the public are invited to attend a presentation on the City's Fiscal Year 2016-17 draft budget during the May 18 City Council Meeting. The meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers, 1424 Mission Street, and begin at 7:30 pm. The City Council will hear the presentation on the draft budget for Fiscal Year 2016-17 and take public comment. 

The Draft Budget presentation 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 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.

The input received at the Draft Budget Presentation will be used as the City Council and staff work towards finalizing the budget in June. At the June 1 City Council meeting, the City will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed budget and, potentially, adopt it. Public comment is strongly encouraged.

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
Community Baseball Night
Tickets Available through Friday, May 20, 2016
Community Baseball Night - Friday_ June 3_ at 7_10 pm - Tickets Must be purchased by May 20_ 2016
The Community Services Department and the Parks & Recreation Commission are happy to announce the return of the Community Baseball Night on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:10 pm. The Dodgers will be playing against the Atlanta Braves. Get a group together and join your community for a night of baseball. Tickets are $36 at the Preferred Loge Box and $42 for the All You Can Eat Pavilion. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 20th. Take the Gold Line to Union Station to get on the Dodger Stadium Express Shuttle.

Tickets may be purchased by registering online at , in person at the Recreation Office, 815 Mission Street, between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm, or by calling (626) 403-7380. 
Memorial Day Service
Monday, May 30, 2016
Memorial Day Service - Monday_ May 30_ 2016 - 9_00 to 10_00 am - War Memorial Building_ 435 Fair Oaks Avenue
The City of South Pasadena will be hosting the annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 9 am at the War Memorial Building, 435 Fair Oaks Avenue. Mayor Diana Mahmud will welcome the attendees and introduce elected representatives. Color Guard and Pledge of Allegiance will be led by South Pasadena Boy Scout Troop #333 under the leadership of Scoutmaster Bob McClain. Colonel Kirk E. Gibbs, District Commander, Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers will be this year's guest speaker. Music provided by Mea Heatley and the program will conclude with recognition of those who have served.

Dial-A-Ride transportation will be available for residents by calling (626) 403-7368.
City Council Requests Input as to Whether to Join
SGV Vector Control District
South Pasadena is one of a few cities in San Gabriel Valley that is not in the service boundaries of any special district specifically created for providing mosquito surveillance and vector control services.
Why Join ? South Pasadena does not offer mosquito surveillance and vector control services to our residents. The Public Works Department receives calls from residents requesting these services throughout the year, specifically during the rainy season. These services are provided by special districts in the region, therefore it is prudent to have the mosquito and vector control services available to the residents. 
The City Council is soliciting public input prior to making the decision whether to join or not join the the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District. You can submit your input in one of three ways:
                                    Public Works Office
                                    1414 Mission Street
                                    South Pasadena CA, 91030
  • In person- An item will be on the June 1, 2016 City Council agenda, and public comment will be taken at that time. The City Council meeting begins at 7:30 pm in City Council Chambers.
Go to for more information

Bookmark Design Contest
Submissions Due Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Read for the Win_ 2016 Children_s Book Week Bookmark Contest Flier
The Library will be hosting a bookmark design contest in celebration of National Children's Book Week. Children and teens are invited to design a bookmark based on the theme "Read for the Win." Winners will have their bookmark designs distributed during the summer of 2016.  Click here to obtain a contest application . Submissions are due by Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

For more information, including full contest rules and details, please visit the Library's Children's Services or contact Maida Wong, Senior Librarian, at (626) 403-7358.
Volunteers Needed for Stage 2 of Amgen Tour of California
Monday, May 16, 2016
Amgen Tour of California Logo - A blue cyclist riding a gold bicycle on a white background
The City of South Pasadena and the Amgen Tour of California are seeking volunteers to help to assist with the coordination and safety of the field of play for all race venues; keep the course clear of pedestrians, spectators, and cars; and to keep spectators informed. This is a special opportunity to help the City, be a part of the race and be a part of history.

To sign up to be a volunteer or more information about being a volunteer please go to

For more information on the Amgen Tour of California please go to
Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement Project Phase 2 Coming Soon!
Diagram of a Sewer lateral. To improve the effectiveness of the sewer project_ the City ireminds residents to maintain private sewer laterals running from the home to the City_s sewer main in the street. It is the responsibility of the property owner.
The City of South Pasadena will commence construction of the Sewer Rehabilitation and Replacement Project Phase 2 in the next several weeks. 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.

Upcoming Events
Mulch and Compost Giveaway
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Mulch and Compost Giveaway - Saturday_ June 4_ 2016 - 8_30 am to 11_30 am - School District Parking Lot_ 1020 El Centro Street_ South Pasadena
2016 South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Golf Tournament
Saturday, June 11, 2016
626 Golden Streets Festival
Sunday, June 26, 2016
626 Golden Streets - Sunday_ June 26_ 2016 - 7 Cities_ 6 Gold Line Stations_ 17_ Miles of Smiles - Free Event - Presented by Metro
The City of South Pasadena is partnering 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, to celebrate the opening of the Foothill Gold Line extension. 626 Golden Streets presented by Metro will be a FREE, family-friendly "open streets" festival or "ciclovia" for community members to walk, run, skate, bike, or scoot the 626.

For more information, please visit