August 2023 Volume 25
Councilmember Justin L. Jones
August 25, 2023

Dear Neighbors,

I extend my appreciation and gratitude to the residents of Pasadena for their cooperation and preparation during tropical storm Hilary. Additionally, I commend all the city employees, community partners and volunteers who took proactive measures and swiftly responded to the urgent needs city-wide.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning, Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m. for a Brenner Park Playground Project Community Meeting.

Finally, save the date: Saturday, September 16 for the 25th Annual Latino Heritage Parade & Festival. This year, the parade starts at the intersection of Los Robles Ave. and Buckeye St. and will culminate in front of Pasadena City Hall. Please read the flyer below for additional events celebrating Latino Heritage Month. I look forward to celebrating with you at these family-friendly festivities!

Yours Sincerely, 
Justin L. Jones
Justin L. Jones
Upcoming District 3 community meeting, events, and more!
Brenner Park Playground Project Community Meeting

Join the Public Works Department and the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department to provide your feedback regarding improvements to the Brenner Park playground. This is a perfect opportunity for children in the neighborhood to provide their input on equipment type, theme, shade elements, and other playground features.

Saturday, August 26
9-10 a.m.
Brenner Park, 235 Barthe Drive (Meet us at the playground)

Únase al Departamento de Obras Públicas y el Departamento de
Parques, Recreación y Servicios Comunitarios para brindar sus
comentarios sobre el proyecto del patio de juegos ubicado en
Brenner Park. Esta es una oportunidad perfecta para que los niños del vecindario brinden su opinión sobre el tipo de equipo, el tema, los elementos de sombra y otras características del área de juegos.

Sábado 26 de agosto
9-10 a.m.
Brenner Park, 235 Barthe Drive
(Reúnete con nosotros en el patio de juegos)
Centennial Square Boxing Show
returns to Pasadena City Hall
100 N. Garfield Ave
TODAY, Aug. 25, from 7-10 p.m.

This free, family-friendly event features 12 bouts of action-packed, Olympic-style boxing, with both male and female competitors ages eight and older.

For more information, visit or call (626) 744-6530.
Celebrate Black Business Month in Pasadena by supporting Black-owned businesses and making a positive impact on the local economy.
Visit Pasadena’s Black-owned restaurants, clothing stores, beauty salons, and more, this month and every month throughout the year. 
FREE Outdoor Film Screenings at Playhouse Village Park
Presented by Pasadena Playhouse

TONIGHT, August 25, 8 p.m.
701 Union St.
Playhouse Village continues the summer season with a new free event series, Movies in the Park presented by Pasadena Playhouse and Playhouse Village Foundation.
The free outdoor community movie screenings will feature iconic films on select Friday evenings in August at the lawn of Playhouse Village Park. Each showing will begin after sunset, at approximately 8:00 pm. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and a picnic from your favorite local Playhouse Village restaurant to enjoy with family and friends prior to the film.

For more information, visit
Pasadena Water and Power Relaunching Project APPLE to Deliver Bill Assistance to Residents in Need:
Sidney Jackson, General Manager of Water and Power, and the department have relaunched Project APPLE (Assisting Pasadena People with Limited Emergencies), a program that provides a one-time credit of up to $200 per year to help eligible residential PWP electric customers keep their lights on.

Qualifying residents that have received a final notice from Pasadena Water and Power can apply in person at Pasadena City Hall at the Municipal Services Payment Center. The Jackie Robinson and Villa Parke Community Centers no longer process the application or issue the voucher.

Details on eligibility and other qualifications, including how residents can support Project APPLE, can be found online at

Proyecto APPLE

El Proyecto APPLE (Asistencia a personas de Pasadena con emergencias limitadas) es un programa que proporciona un crédito único de hasta $200 por año para ayudar a los clientes de electricidad residenciales de PWP de bajos ingresos elegibles a mantener sus luces encendidas.

Atención a los solicitantes: Los centros comunitarios Jackie Robinson y Villa Parke ya no procesarán la solicitud ni emitirán el vale del Proyecto APPLE. Visite el Centro de Pago de Servicios Municipales ubicado en el Ayuntamiento para presentar su solicitud. 

El cliente debe tener un aviso final de PWP y estar inscrito en el programa de asistencia con facturas EUAP, CARES o CARES Plus al momento de la solicitud . Llame al (626) 744-7311 si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el programa Proyecto APPLE.
25th Annual Latino Heritage Celebrations
Free and fun cultural celebrations for the whole family to enjoy!
LA Regional Food Bank
Friday, September 1 from 8:30 - 10:30 A.M.
Masks and social distancing will be required.
The Program is now open and accepting new clients.

If you are 60 years or older and have your ID in hand, you may be eligible to receive food the same day. The free food kit is prepared with specific nutritional needs such as cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, dry milk and related dairy products, cereals and other grain products, plus much more! For more information, call (626) 685 - 6732.
Northwest Online Business Listing Website
The Pasadena Northwest Commission is excited to inform the community and businesses about the online business listing website that showcases the various businesses located in the Northwest area of Pasadena. This user-friendly directory aims to promote and support the local businesses in the community, such as family-owned shops and neighborhood restaurants. The target audience for this community-driven marketing initiative is the Pasadena community, who may not be fully aware of the diverse range of assets available in their own backyard.

The Northwest Commission encourages all Northwest Pasadena businesses to take advantage of the self-service feature available to keep their business listing up-to-date. This includes important information such as the business owner's logo, mission statement, address, and menus or services offered.

Business owners also have the opportunity to share what they want residents of Pasadena to know about their business. Once the online form is completed, the listing will be live in the business directory within 72 hours. Visitors to the website can easily search for businesses based on categories like food, marketing, restaurants, and services.

For more information about the commission, please visit the City of Pasadena Northwest Programs Office website.
Meeting Next Week:
Colorado Street Bridge-Barrier Enhancement Project
The City has been working with a new design consultant, Apexx Architecture, to study new barrier design ideas for the Colorado Street Bridge.  

The City will be presenting several new preliminary concepts to the public at a Virtual Webinar scheduled for Tuesday, August 29, 2023 @ 6:00pm.

The intent of this community meeting is to engage the public and solicit feedback. Given the input received, the design team will further develop the preliminary concepts and return to the community with an update.  
Public Art Community Meeting
Reunión comunitaria de arte público
Thursday, August 31, 6-8 p.m.
Robinson Park Recreation Center
1081 N Fair Oaks Ave
The City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division invites the public to a Community Meeting. This event is an opportunity for residents to meet the selected artists and find out how they can participate in the public art development process.  

About Robinson Park Recreation Center Capital Improvement Public Art Project 
The renovation of the Robinson Park Recreation Center, located in Northwest Pasadena, was the second and final phase of the Robinson Park Master Plan adopted by City Council in 2002 and designated as an eligible Capital Improvement Public Art project in 2015. Per the unique requirements of this project, the artists selected to the project will be responsible for initiating numerous opportunities for engaging with the diverse Northwest Pasadena community, ranging from large public events to small intimate conversations. This community-based research will then be incorporated into the artist’s Concept Art Plan, which will be presented to the City’s Arts & Culture Commission for review and approval.   
For more information about the public art project and Community Meeting, contact Corey Dunlap at or visit  

Union Street Protected Bike Lane Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
You are invited to the Department of Transportation and Public Work’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrating the opening of the Union Street Protected Bikeway.

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the Union Street Protected Bikeway project along Union Street between Arroyo Parkway and Hill Avenue and along Holliston Avenue between Union Street and Cordova Street is scheduled for Saturday, September 9, 2023 in front of City Hall from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.

The Union Street Protected Bikeway is a 1.5 mile long two-way protected bike lane along Union Street and a 0.3 mile long bike boulevard along Holliston Avenue with traffic signal and curb ramp improvements along both streets. This project is an opportunity for residents and visitors to reach Pasadena destinations such as Old Pasadena, Playhouse Village, Pasadena City College, and CalTech on bike.
A ribbon cutting ceremony and resource fair will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 8:30 am to 11:00 am in Centennial Square. Local, state and federal elected officials and dignitaries have been invited to speak at the event and join us in an inaugural bike ride. The morning’s events will begin at 8:30a.m., with dignitaries speaking at 9:30a. and a short inaugural bike ride on Union Street from City Hall to Playhouse Village Park and back, immediately to follow.

Inauguración de la cinta del carril bici protegido de Union Street

La ceremonia de inauguración del proyecto de carril bici protegido de Union Street a lo largo de Union Street entre Arroyo Parkway y Hill Avenue y a lo largo de Holliston Avenue entre Union Street y Cordova Street está programada para el sábado 9 de septiembre de 2023 frente al Ayuntamiento de 8:30 am a 11:00 am

El carril bici protegido de Union Street es un carril bici protegido de dos vías de 1,5 millas de largo a lo largo de Union Street y un bulevar para bicicletas de 0,3 millas de largo a lo largo de Holliston Avenue con mejoras en los semáforos y rampas de acera a lo largo de ambas calles. Este proyecto es una oportunidad para que los residentes y visitantes lleguen en bicicleta a destinos de Pasadena como Old Pasadena, Playhouse Village, Pasadena City College y CalTech.

El sábado 9 de septiembre de 2023 se llevará a cabo una ceremonia de inauguración y una feria de recursos de 8:30 am a 11:00 am en Centennial Square. Se invitó a funcionarios electos y dignatarios locales, estatales y federales a hablar en el evento y unirse a nosotros en un paseo inaugural en bicicleta. Los eventos de la mañana comenzarán a las 8:30 am, con dignatarios hablando a las 9:30 am y un corto paseo inaugural en bicicleta por Union Street desde City Hall hasta Playhouse Village Park y viceversa, inmediatamente después.

Para obtener más información, visite: 
The Citizen Service Center (CSC) is a centralized service to help Pasadena residents connect with their city! CSC is available via web, LiveChat, mobile app and phone to assist in answering questions about City programs, services, and events. 

Open the CSC app, website or make a call to (626) 744-7311 to report an issue.

¡El Citizen Service Center (CSC) es un servicio centralizado para ayudar a los residentes de Pasadena a conectarse con su ciudad! CSC está disponible a través de la web, LiveChat, aplicación móvil y teléfono para ayudar a responder preguntas sobre programas, servicios y eventos de la ciudad. ¡Nuestros increíbles y expertos representantes pueden ayudarle a encontrar la información y la asistencia que necesita!

Abra la aplicación o el sitio web de CSC o llame al (626) 744-7311
para informar un problema.
Contact the District 3 Office
Comuníquese con la Oficina del Distrito 3

Call us at/Llamenos al (626) 744-4738

Lisa Barrios
District Liaison



100 North Garfield Avenue
Suite S228 Pasadena,
California 91101