May 19, 2023 Volume 10
Career and Resource Fair a success!

Today at the Jackie Robinson Community Center, the District 3 Office co-hosted a Career and Resource Fair with the Foothill Workforce Development Boardcommitted to building a strong economy in our region and increasing local employment. We welcomed employers with entry level and professional opportunities. Also, community partners with resources to assist in workforce development.

Many thanks to all of the community members, exhibitors, and JRCC staff for making this a successful event!

Special thanks to the FWDB team for their partnership!
Left to Right: Alma Estevez, FWDB
Councilmember Justin L. Jones
Lisa Barrios, District 3 Liaison
Live at the Career and Resource Fair
Upcoming community events, workshops, and more!
May is Mental Health
Awareness Month
Mental illness is a widespread issue that affects people of all ages, backgrounds and socioeconomic status. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five U.S. adults and one in six children between the ages of six and 17 experience mental illness each year. Additionally, the stigma surrounding mental illness causes many to face their mental health challenges for years without help.

PPHD encourages anyone who needs mental health support to seek help.

A list of local resources can be found in the Pasadena Emotional Health and Well-Being Resource Guide
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with free admission to USC Pacific Asia Museum all of May!

46 N Los Robles Ave,

This is a time to honor and recognize the contributions of the AAPI community that shapes the rich cultural tapestry of our city and nation.
Business is the New Black -
Learn the Keys to Success.
Connect with resources, Tips on business strategies and documents needed, Learn how to gain access to capital.
Check-out the upcoming workshops held on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Pasadena Giants
Practice/Training for the 2023-2024 Season has started!

Every Friday
Check-in - 5 p.m.
Practice/Training - 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Robinson Park
1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Community Town Hall: Meet the Team
Pasadena Central Library Retrofit and Renovations Project
Learn about the Pasadena Central Library Retrofit and Renovations Project and meet the project design team. The meeting will be held 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟰, 𝗮𝘁 𝟲 𝗽.𝗺. at the Jefferson Branch Library Auditorium, 1500 E. Villa St. Free on-street parking is available.

As the design team develops strategies to seismically improve the nearly 100-year-old Central Library, the City will seek input from community members on how the library should be used and what features should be included for the future while also preserving the building’s historic character.

Questions about the project can be directed to City of Pasadena Project Manager
Teo Sierra at (626) 744-4772 or
Pasadena Water and Power Celebrates
Water Awareness Month
Pasadena Water and Power is accepting submissions for the annual “Water is Life” Student Art Contest, sponsored by PWP and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD). All K-12 students attending school in Pasadena are encouraged to submit artwork portraying a water-wise theme, along with a short message about water conservation.

All entries must be submitted by June 2. For contest guidelines, visit
City of Pasadena Seeks Community Input in Recruitment of Next Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director

The City of Pasadena invites community members to provide input on the key attributes, experience and background they would like the next director of the Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department (PRCS) to possess in order to best serve the needs of the community.
A virtual Microsoft Teams meeting will be held Wednesday, May 24, from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. so that community members may share their thoughts.

𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘀𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀
Meeting ID: 261 776 440 95
Meeting passcode: mEAtJL

To join by phone, dial (331) 256-5069 and enter the code 576605720# when prompted.

For accessibility information or to request an accommodation, contact (626) 744-7311 or
City of Pasadena Section 8 Online Waiting List Opening June 1-June 15, 2023

The City of Pasadena Housing Department is pleased to announce that the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program will be taking online applications from June 1 through June 15, 2023. Section 8 provides rental assistance to very low-income households, including individuals, families, and senior citizens.

Interested households should apply at, beginning June 1, 2023 and no later than June 15, 2023.

The CoPHD last took applications in October 2014 when over 25,000 households applied. With this waiting list opening, the CoPHD will conduct a random computerized lottery to select 7,500 households to be placed on the waiting list. See flyers in English, Spanish and Armenian languages below.
Metro will be administering a Caltrans soundwall project
in Pasadena.  
Soundwalls are noise barriers built to federal- and state approved
construction and safety standards to reduce noise
coming from traffic on the freeway.

Please read fact sheets found below for more information about this project.

Soundwall Package 10 Community Meeting Follow Up from Metro Community Relations:

The recording and presentation from last evening's Soundwall Package 10 meeting for the Cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Arcadia is now available in this folder. The links to the posted construction notices are located on this page
Lisa Barrios
District Liaison



100 North Garfield Avenue
Suite S228 Pasadena,
California 91101