Letter from The City of South Pasadena | Top Priority is the Health, Safety of Residents During COVID-19

A message from City Council

PHOTO: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | Mayor of South Pasadena, Bob Joe

Residents of South Pasadena,

With the global health crisis surrounding COVID-19 continuing to evolve, the City of South Pasadena’s top priority is the health and safety of our community members.

Our executive leadership has been at the forefront of this issue and has acted rapidly in a highly informed and coordinated fashion. Since January, we have been taking proactive steps to ensure the City is prepared and ready to implement recommended prevention strategies to effectively protect our residents. That includes regularly engaging with public health officials, partnering jurisdictions as well as state and federal agencies to stay up to speed on this quickly changing situation.

One of the most important, recent preventative measures we have put in place is declaring a local emergency due to the outbreak of COVID-19, which is also in line with the County of Los Angeles’ “Safer at Home” mandate.

This local emergency declaration called for a reduction in our services to only those that are essential to keep our community going. Residents will continue to receive essential city services, including police and fire; water, sewer and trash; street work and emergency Public Works response; senior lunch program and Dial-A-Ride; and parks maintenance. In addition, nonessential services in other departments than can be provided remotely will continue such as issuing business licenses, answering reference questions at the library and issuing library cards, reviewing planning applications, and issuing permits. The city’s website has a summary of services provided by department.

We have also suspended water and sewer shut offs as well as overnight parking restrictions for 60 days. In addition, this emergency declaration placed a moratorium on evictions for 60 days to help support our neighbors through these challenging times.

We will continue to keep you informed of changes related to COVID-19. Please remember to honor the “Safer at Home” guidelines to help stop the spread of this contagious virus and to maintain a 6’ social distance from others when outside your home.

Most importantly, support each other during these times through practicing kindness, checking in on others who are elderly or may live alone, staying active through walking, biking or jogging and ensuring you only purchase what you need for food and critical supplies. Our individual actions will make all the difference.

How the community can stay in touch with us during this time. Additional information available at southpasadenaca.gov:

City Hall:

626-404-7252 or financedepartment@southpasadenaca.gov

Public Works and Water/Wastewater:

626-403-7297 (emergency requests) or pwservicerequest@southpasadenaca.gov

Public Safety:

Police (non-emergency): 626-403-7270
Fire (non-emergency): 626-403-7300
For emergencies: 9-1-1

Senior Services:

Box Lunch Program: 626-403-7360
Dial-a-Ride: 626-403-7268

South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce:

626-441-2339 or info@southpasadena.net

City of South Pasadena City Council,

Mayor Robert S. Joe
Mayor Pro Tem Diana Mahmud
Councilmember Michael A. Cacciotti
Councilmember Marina Khubesrian, M.D.
Councilmember Richard Schneider, M.D.



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