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Pasadena In Focus
March - April 2011

Our Annual Report is Online!

Challenged by another year of budget cuts, the city held tight to its mission in 2010,

devising inventive new ways of serving the community while extending Pasadena’s unique history, culture and character.

You’ll find details, financial data, plenty of photos and more in the recently released 2010 City of Pasadena Annual Report available at libraries, City Hall and the city’s website.

Working hand-in-hand with the community at budget workshops and other meetings, the city narrowed its focus in 2010 to a carefully crafted mission and goals. As a result, Pasadena was able to rise above the struggling economy and improve quality of life for residents, business owners and visitors.

In 2010 we cut costs, streamlined operations and preserved vital services. Limited funds were invested in public facilities, including an accessible playground at Brookside Park, a new water treatment plant, community center and library upgrades, and street improvements near the 210 Freeway. 

With an eye on sustainability, we enacted new green building standards, pushed for excellence in conservation, laid the groundwork for a new recycled water system and added clean vehicles to our fleet. We tuned up its mobility plans, made it simple to find transit schedules online, improved pedestrian safety at intersections and drafted a bike-friendly action plan. Boosting public safety, we added a helicopter to our police fleet, opened a police substation near Central Park, prioritized youth services and zeroed in on problem properties.

Learn more ways your tax dollars were put to work atwww.cityofpasadena.net/annualreport.