Monday, September 14, 2009

Pasadena sets community workshops

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 give-and-take is the goal of a series of community workshops this month. Those who attend will help map out the most important qualities and characteristics of Pasadena and define the community’s most pressing issues.

Residents, community leaders, business owners and others are invited to lend their voices at one or more workshops scheduled throughout the city so their priorities can be included in the discussion.

The first workshop is Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave.

Additional workshops are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at La Casita del Arroyo, 177 S. Arroyo Blvd.; Wednesday, Sept. 23, at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.; and Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, 3230 E. Del Mar Blvd.

A special afternoon workshop will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. at Pasadena Conference Center, 300 E. Green St.

Child care and Spanish interpretation services will be provided at all of the workshops.

The workshop series is among many activities designed in preparation for updates to the Land Use, Mobility, and Open Space and Conservation Elements of Pasadena’s General Plan.

Other activities include MoveAbout Tours, a speaker series, district workshops and a major General Plan open house.

For more information visit or call (626) 744-4009.