April 14, 2023 Volume 5
Introducing Lisa Barrios - District 3 Liaison
Lisa Barrios, a lifelong Pasadena resident, has worked with local students and families in areas ranging from education, healthcare, foster care, and immigration, to mentoring and leadership development in the non-profit and social enterprise sectors. Most recently, she served in quality improvement roles for a federally-funded program -- ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, and strengthening training delivery and curriculum, in accordance with child-welfare program goals.

Lisa is an alumnus of PUSD schools and Pasadena City College, earning her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton. She is also a graduate of Leadership Pasadena, Class of 2021. Lisa has been an active member of several local workgroups, boards and committees, such as the Pasadena Latino Heritage Parade & Festival Committee. She brings great knowledge, passion and commitment to improve the lives of residents in District 3!

Lisa can be reached at 626-744-4738 or

District Liaison
Lisa Barrios
Spring Cleaning Day Recap
Thanks to everyone who came out last weekend to get their hands dirty as we cleaned up our neighborhood! It was an opportunity to meet each other and reconnect with some.

Special thanks to members of the W.D. Edson Neighborhood Association and local students for partnering with us, and to Public Works for the supplies to make this a successful event!
Upcoming events, workshops, and more!
Oil Filter Exchange Event
Saturday, April 15, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bring your used oil filter and get a free new oil filter, limited to two (2) per person per household. Free oil recycling kits will also be provided to attendees.

Get Your Money Right – Build Your Black Wealth
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To register, click here. Zoom link will be emailed after you register.

Workshop on Electric Commercial Leaf Blowers For Small Landscape Businesses
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information about this ban, please click here.
Opportunity for Youth!
Join the Pasadena Tournament of Roses on Saturday, April 22, 2023 as they host their annual youth empowerment forum, #ThisGen23 presented by META.

This free event will feature industry leaders speaking on a variety of thought-provoking panels, including Innovators, Changemakers and Trailblazers. Registration is free of charge, and breakfast and lunch will be provided to all attendees.

To register and learn more, visit:
District 3 Spotlight
Danny Parker was named Chair of the recently established 710 Stub Advisory Working Group.

To learn more about this project, click here.
Winter Shelter Site - Request for Information
Responses due by April 30, 2023
On March 31, The City of Pasadena Department of Housing released a Request for Information (RFI) which seeks to gather information from property owners, faith-based organizations, non-profits and other community-based organizations willing to consider using their site(s) to host the winter shelter this year. Responses are due in the City's e-procurement system by April 30. Anyone interested in submitting a response will need to register in OpenGov.

The RFI can be accessed by clicking here.

Instructions for registering and using OpenGov can be accessed by clicking here.

A partir del 28 de abril de 2023

A partir del 28 de abril de 2023 se prohibirá el uso de sopladores de hojas a gasolina en la ciudad de Pasadena. El uso de sopladores de hojas eléctricas puede continuar sujeto a las horas restringidas de:
  • 8AM-6PM, de lunes a viernes
  • 9AM-5PM los sábados
  • Prohibido todo el día el domingo
Pasadena’s Minimum Wage Rate Increases to $16.93 Effective July 1, 2023
The City of Pasadena wants local employers and employees to know that Pasadena’s minimum wage is set to increase on July 1, 2023.

On March 14, 2016, the Pasadena City Council adopted its own minimum wage ordinance. Pasadena’s minimum wage rules were approved prior to the State of California’s action and the state’s minimum wage does not preempt Pasadena’s minimum wage ordinance. Pasadena’s minimum wage is different from the State’s and provides for a steeper increase in the minimum wage than does the State. After a series of prescribed annual increases, Pasadena’s minimum wage is now adjusted by an amount equal to the change in the consumer price index and on July 1, 2023, Pasadena’s minimum wage will increase from $16.11 per hour to $16.93 per hour for all businesses regardless of size. The new wage rate will remain in effect until June 30, 2024, when it will again be adjusted. 

Recognizing the importance of the local minimum wage, and particularly its impact on low-wage earners and members of the immigrant community, Pasadena Planning & Community Development Director Jennifer Paige noted that Pasadena enjoys an economy of world class quality, that workers at all levels bring vibrance and vitality to the local economy and that employees can share in Pasadena’s prosperity made possible in large part by the City Council’s vision in requiring payment of a fair and just minimum wage.

For more information on the Pasadena Minimum Wage Ordinance, visit: bit.ly/3o3SHMh
District 3 is pleased to Raffle 6 tickets for the July 4th Soccer Match!
Sets of two July 4th Soccer Game tickets will be offered free of charge to randomly selected residents.
Contact: Lisa Barrios LisaBarrios@cityofpasadena.net.

To enter, click here and please submit the requested information below by 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2023. Not sure if you live in District 3? Go to Find My District to find out.

  • Raffled game tickets are free.
  • You cannot resell the tickets for a profit.
  • You must live in District 3 and have a photo ID with a District 3 address to enter.
  • All entries must be done on this website.
  • Maximum number of tickets per winner for this event is 2.Only one winner per household.
  • Last day to enter is Monday May 1, 2023.
  • Winners will be notified by e-mail.
  • Game tickets are digital and require a mobile device.
  • Digital game tickets must be accepted within 48 hours.
Lisa Barrios
District Liaison



100 North Garfield Avenue
Suite S228 Pasadena,
California 91101