Thursday, August 6, 2020

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Millions of Dollars in ‘PPP’ COVID-19 Relief Awarded to many South Pasadena Businesses

A total of 636 South Pasadena companies received federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds totaling between $40.6 million and $71.8 million, helping to preserve several thousand jobs during the ongoing pandemic, according to information released...

City Municipal Elections | Council Formally Announces Stipulations

Three of South Pasadena’s five city council seats will be up for grabs during the general municipal election to be held Nov. 3, 2020, according to a resolution approved Wednesday by the City...

Council Adopts Provisional Budget | Finance Department Receives $80,000 to Clean Up Books

The South Pasadena City Council on June 24 voted unanimously to adopt what City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe said amounts to “a budget that does not reflect the current economic realities.” The vote was the...

Vanessa Marquez | Wrongful Death Claim Filed Over South Pasadena Police Shooting of Actress

Friends, colleagues and supporters of the late actress Vanessa Marquez came to South Pasadena Wednesday to announce the filing a wrongful death action over her killing by South Pasadena police officers. The group included...

City Council Preview: June 24 | Finance Staff Requests Budget Delay, $80,000 to Clean...

South Pasadena city staff want the City Council to hold off adopting the new $45 million 2020-2021 budget for two months or “until the community is confident in the budget numbers.” Saying its five-member...

Finance Commission Recommends Budget Delay Pending Audit

Struggling to weigh public confidence against administrative risk, the South Pasadena Finance Commission on Thursday voted to recommend the City Council delay adoption of its proposed $45 million 2020-2021 budget pending receipt of its...

Finance Commission | Disclosure Questions Raised

South Pasadena’s Finance Commission will hold a special meeting Thursday morning to consider whether to affirm its May 26 recommendation to the City Council to approve the draft $45 million 2020-2021 budget, including its...

City Council Report | Finance Clarity Still a Serious Concern

During the course of what was easily its longest public meeting this year, the South Pasadena City Council on Wednesday acted to allow its Finance Commission to take another look at the city’s proposed...

City Finance Problems | Credentialed Finance Experts Cross-Examination of the Betta Report

Former South Pasadena Finance Director Josh Betta started a firestorm last week when he released his 56-page critique of the city’s proposed 2020-2021 budget. Betta said the city has based its recent budgeting on...

STOPPED: SPPD ends ‘Carotid Restraint’ (Sleeper Hold) & Reports No Arrests as Protests Continue

South Pasadena police will no longer use the “carotid restraint control hold” as one of its authorized use of force techniques, the city said in a press release Monday June 8. The announcement came...