What do you get when you seat a full-time parent next to a retired machinist,
a graphic arts student and a nurse who works the night shift? Enlightening
conversations! A little give-and-take is exactly what we’re aiming for with a
series of community workshops this summer focused on the General Plan.
Community Organization Workshops
of neighborhood associations, youth groups, service agencies, professional
organizations, and business groups have been invited to discuss their visions
for the Pasadena’s future during special workshops. Facilitated by city staff,
the workshops help participants pinpoint the qualities and characteristics of
Pasadena that are most important to them –great shopping, safe neighborhoods or
a quick drive to work, for example – as well as identify the community’s most
More than 350 people have attended so far. The workshops are just getting
started, so call 744-6807 to invite city staff and a GPUAC member to your
organization’s next meeting – or feel free to host your own discussion (see
Do It Yourself (DIY) Workshops
You can also visit
www.cityofpasadena.net/generalplan and download
instructions and materials for holding your very own DIY Workshop. Plan a simple
gathering of friends, neighbors, fellow parents, parishioners, co-workers or
fellow business owners and host an interesting discussion. The more community
feedback, the better!
To ensure that no one is left out, five convenient workshops on a larger scale
are scheduled throughout Pasadena and are open to everyone. Stop in and voice
your priorities: Less traffic? Saving our landmarks? More natural, open space?
The communitywide workshops are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. on:
Tuesday, Sept. 15: Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N.
Fair Oaks Ave.
Tuesday, Sept. 22: La Casita Del Arroyo, 177 S.
Wednesday, Sept. 23: First Church of the Nazarene
of Pasadena, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.;
Saturday, Sept. 26, 3 p.m.: Pasadena
Conference Center, 300 E. Green St.
Tuesday, Sept. 29: Pasadena Boys & Girls Club, 3230
E. Del Mar Blvd.
All comments will be collected and the emerging themes from the workshops will
be presented at a community open house this fall prior to being woven into a
draft General Plan next year. Make sure your opinions are heard!