Dear WISPPA members,
We hope you are safe and well. We have heard from multiple WISPPA members that they feel the board has been too passive. The board cannot determine positions on issues without a vote by the membership but we can stand up for accountability, transparency and procedural issues in our government. Thank you to our members for reminding us. We will be sending out a separate email with the two letters the board has sent to our city council. And of course we are always happy to publish individual voices on our opinion page. For those of you who do not like to write, but have an opinion, please let us know if you agree or disagree with any particular letter so we can get a sense of where our membership stands on issues.
Go to our WISPPA Opinion Page this week for a number of new letters. Many thanks to our WISPPA members and public for sending in your letters! Please let us know if you are concerned about an issue and/or have an opinion about something happening in our city. You can just write to us directly at email@example.com or copy WISPPA when you write the city or media. This is especially important now since we are not sharing our thoughts at meetings during this time of social distancing. WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU!
City Council Meeting this Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. There are a number of topics of interest on the agenda including: Discussion of Regulatory Changes to Allow Al Fresco Options, Presentation of the draft budget, Expansion of the scope of services to a professional poll . The deadline for comments is today at 6:00! For more information and agenda, click here. BE SURE TO COPY firstname.lastname@example.org ON YOUR LETTERS TO THE CITY! Please note that the word limit for comments has been increased to 250 from the original 150 as requested by WISPPA members at the last city council meeting.
The following commissions will be meeting in the next week or so. Please click on the commission name for more info, agendas, video of past meetings, etc.:
- Planning Commission, Tuesday June 9 at 6:30 p.m. General and Specific Plan updates – Parking requirements
- Senior Citizen Commission Wednesday, June 10 at 8:30 a.m.
- Mobility Transportation & Infrastructure Commission Tuesday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m.
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This year a Festival of Art will be displayed along Mission and Fair Oaks for the 4th of July. The theme of the artwork is “Better Together – Six Feet Apart”. The overall theme can encompass many things such as thanking first responders or health care workers, volunteers, graduate’s, how your family has been brought together by the pandemic or 4th of July. This year’s artwork is a family affair as one poster per family will be accepted. Poster board pick up starts Monday, June 8 through Tuesday, June 9th from 9:00 am to 12 noon the Orange Grove Recreation Center. Please click here for additional information.
Dumpster Day: Residents can drop off bulky furniture or appliances for disposal on Saturday, June 20, 8am to 2pm at Arroyo Drive/Mission Street. Senior citizens can also have bulky items picked up from their home at no cost during the week of June 15 to 19. Call the South Pasadena Senior Center, Monday through Friday at (626) 403-7360.
IN THE MEDIA – please support our local newspapers by subscribing to the SouthPasadenan and The South Pasadena Review. Please note that inclusion of any article in the media does not imply support or endorsement by WISPPA of issues presented.
- Proposed South Pasadena Budget “Astonishingly Incomplete,” Ex Finance Director Warns SouthPasadenan
- STOPPED: SPPD ends ‘Carotid Restraint’ (Sleeper Hold) & Reports No Arrests as Protests Continue SouthPasadenan
- City Council Preview | Budget Issues Addressed on Agenda SouthPasadenan
- City Council Considers Widening Opinion Poll The South Pasadena Review
- Finance Commission Supports Proposed $3.5M Budget Cut The South Pasadena Review
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