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Holiday Closures

Memorial Day - 
Monday, May 28, 2018
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Calendar of City Events

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upcoming meetings of interest.
City Council Meeting
Agendas & Minutes

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City Council
Meeting Video

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Police News
Connect South Pasadena - the City's emergency notification system  
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you need to stay safe!  

Human Resources 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.

Library Youth Programs
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For more information, please contact the Library Children's Services at (626) 403-7258.
Community Services Classes and Programs Guide
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FREE Mulch & Compost Giveaway Event 
Saturday, May 5, 2018

The City of South Pasadena will be hosting a FREE mulch and compost giveaway event on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the School District parking lot - 1020 El Centro Street. South Pasadena residents are welcome to scoop up to a maximum of 100 gallons of compost or mulch at no charge. Residents must bring their own sturdy containers, but shovels will be provided for everyone's use.

Giveaway will be on a first come, first served basis. For more information  visit the City's website or contact Public Works at 626-403-7240. 

Mulch vs. Compost
Mulch (donated by West Coast Arborist) is chipped tree trimmings or bark chips which serve as a protective cover for your soil. It reduces evaporation, reduces weeds and is an attractive addition to your landscape. Mulch should be laid 3" to 4" thick to be most effective.

Compost (donated by Athens) consists of yard trimmings and/or food waste which breaks down to a fine dark matter over time. Compost should be added into the soil to provide essential nutrients to your plants via their roots.


City Budget Presentation
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Do you wonder where your property taxes go? Are you curious about how your City decides which street sections to repair next? The City of South Pasadena, like many local governments, makes these and other important decisions through the annual budget process, which takes place between March and June each year.
The City began the process with an online Survey focused on Community Priorities which was released Monday, April 16, 2018. Over 500 responses have been received and evaluated as part of the budget process. On Wednesday, May 16, the City will hold a Public Hearing on the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Budget , where staff will present the City's finances, review their department budgets, the proposed Capital Improvement Plan, and funding requests for the upcoming year.

The input received through the online survey and public hearing will continue to guide the priorities for the annual budget process. Finally, at the Wednesday, June 6, 2018 City Council meeting, the City will hold a public hearing to further discussion and adoption of the budget. Public comment is encouraged at each meeting.

Draft Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Available For Public Review

The City of South Pasadena is currently in the process of updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP).  This plan helps prepare the City by reviewing the hazards and risks associated with its facilities related to natural and human caused disasters.  The LHMP has been reviewed by both the City's Public Safety Commission and the Planning Commission.  In addition to these bodies, the document is also available for public review by the City's residents.  Please click here to view the Plan.

If you are interested in making a comment on the LHMP, please email them
to Acting Captain Robert Bartl of the South Pasadena Police Department at:

The Public Review periods closes on Saturday, June 2, 2018.

Greywater  Workshop
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Learn how to recycle your wastewater by signing up for a FREE workshop for South Pasadena residents from Greywater Action and Upper District. Participants will learn how to design, build, and install a custom laundry to landscape system. The class will cover detergent and plant choice, and maintenance and system costs. 

Reserve your space today by calling (626) 443-2298 or contacting

Please visit  Upper District's Smart Gardening Classes web page for more information.

Check it Out! The Library Holds Bookmark Contest in Honor of 2018 Children's Book Week

Use your imagination and create a one-of-a-kind bookmark! Use the blank box to the right and design a bookmark for the Library. Choose one or more of the following mediums to create your bookmark: pen, pencil, crayons, markers, paint, or paper. Contest participants are encouraged to create a bookmark with the upcoming 2018 Summer Reading Program theme "Reading Takes You Everywhere" or to promote books, reading and/or the library.  
  • Bookmark Contest entries are to be hand delivered to South Pasadena Public Library Children's Services by Wednesday, May 9, 2018. 
  • Entries will be judged according to four age categories. 
  • Winners will be announced at the beginning of the Summer Reading Program.  
  • Winning entries will be reproduced as bookmarks by the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library and will be distributed during the summer of 2018. 
  • All entries must have a parent or guardian signature as approval for the bookmark artwork to be submitted into the Bookmark Contest. Participants agree that the bookmark artwork will become the property of the South Pasadena Public Library.
For more information, please click here or call (626)-403-7330.

Summer Camp Med Registration is Open

Registration is open! 
The Summer Camp will run from June 11 - August 10 at Orange Grove Park, 815 Mission St, South Pasadena. The 'Regular Camp' is 
for ages 5 - 9, the 'Middle School Camp' is for ages 10 - 13.

Each week is full of activities, such as games, crafts, sports, field trips, swimming and other fun surprises. 

The Summer Camp Program Handbook and Application are now available on our website, If you have any questions, please see the Program Handbook or call the Recreation office 626-403-7380.

Upcoming Events

2017 South Pasadena Tournament of Roses Golf Tournament
Saturday, June 10, 2017 

South Pasadena Community Dodger Night
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Get a group together and join your community for a night of baseball! The Community Services Department and the Parks & Recreation Commission are happy to announce the return of the Community Baseball Night on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 7:10 pm.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will be playing against the Texas Rangers. Tickets are $36 at the Preferred Loge Box and $41 for the All You Can Eat Pavilion. The first 40,000 fans will 60th Anniversary Collector's Card Set: The 90's!
Tickets must be purchased by Friday, May 25th. Take the Gold Line to Union Station to get on the Dodger Stadium Express Shuttle. Tickets may be purchased by registering online at . For more information, please contact the Recreation Office at (626) 403-7380.