May 2023 Volume 9
Councilmember Justin Jones
May 12, 2023

Dear Neighbors, 

This weekend we have an opportunity to celebrate and honor motherhood. We are grateful for all of your love, work, brilliance, care and resilience. I want to take a moment and wish all of our Mothers and mother figures in our community a very Happy Mother's Day!

¡Feliz Día de las Madres!

Warm regards, 
Justin L. Jones
Justin L. Jones
Upcoming events, workshops, and more!
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. 
Bicycling Tour of Pasadena African American History
Saturday, May 13, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
595 Lincoln Ave

Join Day One and NAACP for the Second Saturday ride in May as they tour Pasadena African American History sites with NAACP Pasadena Branch president Allen Edson.

Oil Filter Exchange Event
Saturday, May 13, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1860 E. Colorado Blvd.

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. View a list of certified oil and oil filter collection centers located in Pasadena.
Join us at the Jackie Robinson Community Center on Friday, May 19!
Career and Resource Fair
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hosted by Councilmember Justin L. Jones and the
Foothill Workforce Development Board
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.

• May 17, 2023: Access to Capital *
• May 24, 2023: Scaling and Growing Your Business
• May 31, 2023: Pitch Workshop Contest

Brookside Restaurant at the Rose Bowl,
1133 Rosemont Ave.

Alkebu-lan Cultural Center,
1435 N. Raymond Ave.* (5/17/23)
Feria de Carreras y Recursos
Presentado por el concejal Justin L. Jones y Foothill Workforce Development Board
Viernes, 19 de mayo, 2023
10 a.m. a 1 p.m.

Centro Comunitario de Jackie Robinson
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Oportunidades profesionales y de nivel de entrada, disponibles en múltiples industrias, como médica, hospitalidad, comercio minorista, transporte, construcción y muchas más. Conozca a los empleadores que están contratando ahora, ven listo para la entrevista y asegúrese de traer copias de su currículum.
The Healing Hear Here Circle
Saturday, May 13, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Connect with your grief by giving voice to it in a group setting, give it form by crafting a memorial keepsake, and bear honest witness to the grief expressed by others. Led by artist Alison De La Cruz and death doula Minda Sanchez Jariwala, workshop participants may contribute their crafted keepsakes to De La Cruz's Grieving & Healing Portal installation. The finished installation will be on view at LA State Historic Park on May 20 as part of the Heal, Hear, Here event produced by LA Freewaves and Take Action Mental Health LA.

Fire Service Day
Earlier this week, the District 3 Office had an opportunity to get a glimpse of the hard work our Fire Fighters put in day-in and day-out via a ride along. We are grateful for their service and carving out time to spend with us.

On Wednesday, we Honored Pasadena's Fallen Police Officers and Firefighters at City Hall. As a community, we are reminded of their service, dedication and sacrifice.

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 13, come meet your Pasadena Fire Fighters, eat a hot dog, and check out the live demonstrations throughout the day!

Stop by the Pasadena Fire Department Training Center located at 1500 E. Villa St. between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Metro will be administering a Caltrans soundwall
project in Pasadena.  

Join the upcoming Virtual Community Meeting on
Thursday, May 18, 2023 at noon OR at 6:00 p.m. for an update on Soundwall Package 10 for new soundwall construction along I-210.

This meeting will take place on Zoom. Full Details:
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.
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.
[Union Street at Holliston Avenue with proposed two-way Protected Bike Lane]
[Current progress]
Union Street Two-Way Protected Bikeway Project
The contractor, California Professional Engineering, continues installing signal poles, control cabinets and pulling conductors at various intersections. Subcontractor Toro is constructing raised driveways and islands at various locations and getting ready for street resurfacing.

This project will provide for a 1.5-mile protected bicycle lane along Union Street, from Hill Avenue to Arroyo Parkway.

The anticipated completion date is July 2023.

For additional project information, visit:
The Pasadena Citizen Service Center
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.

If you spot graffiti in your neighborhood, hit a pothole on your way to work, or notice an abandoned shopping cart on your street, use the Citizen Service Center to report it. Open the CSC app, website or make a call to (626) 744-7311 to report an issue.
Lisa Barrios
District Liaison



100 North Garfield Avenue
Suite S228 Pasadena,
California 91101