Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, July 2, 2022

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Mountain View News Saturday, July 2, 2022 

Fourth of JulyClosures and 

Pasadena residents and 
businesses are reminded that 
City Hall and many City 
services and administrative 
offices will be closed 
Monday, in observance 
of the Independence Day 
holiday. Specific closures and 
exceptions are noted below.

 Pasadena residents and 
businesses experiencing 
power emergencies should 
call the Pasadena Water and 
Power Department (PWP) 
at (626) 744-4673. For 
water-related emergencies, 
call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s 
regular Customer Call Center 
will be closed for the holiday, 
but customers can access 
their accounts and pay bills 
online at: or by 
calling (626) 744-4005.

 City trash collection will 
occur on Monday. There will 
be no delay in trash, recycling 
and yard waste collection.

 The City’s Citizen Service 
Center (CSC) will be closed 
Monday. During this 
time, CSC requests can be 
submitted via the web and by 
calling (626) 744-7311. All 
CSC requests, voicemails and 
emails will be monitored. The 
CSC will return to normal 
business hours on Tuesday.

 The City’s Municipal 

Services Payment Center 
and Parking Office at City 
Hall will be closed. All 
parking meters not posted 
as a “No Parking” zone will 
be free on Monday, July 4, 
and time limits will not be 
enforced. Violations for 
overnight parking, red curb 
parking, “No Parking” zones, 
and blocking fire hydrants 
will be enforced. Motorists 
are especially cautioned 
about parking restrictions 
in the Arroyo Seco area near 
Rose Bowl Stadium. All 
regular enforcement resumes 

 Pasadena Transit and Dial-
A-Ride buses will not operateon Monday.

All Pasadena Public Libraries 
will be closed Sunday, July3, and Monday, July 4. 
Community centers operatedby the Parks, Recreation 
and Community Services 
Department will also be 
closed July 3 and 4; however,
all parks will be open for 
picnics, fun and play. No sitereservations will be acceptedfor the holiday.

The City of Pasadena invitesyou to celebrate the Fourth ofJuly responsibly and join us for 
the 96th annual AmericaFest 
at Rose Bowl Stadium. For 
ticket and event information,

 Pasadena Police and 
Fire Departments will be 
staffed for all patrol, jail,
fire, paramedic and other 
emergency services, but 
administrative offices 
will be closed. If you see 
something, say something; 
report suspicious activity to 
Pasadena Police at (626) 7444241. 
For life-threatening 
emergencies, dial 9-1-1. 

Judy Chu Arrested in D.C.
during Roe vs Wade Protest

 Pasadena Congresswoman 
Judy Chu was arrested in 
Washington, D.C., by Capitol 
Police Thursday during a 
Planned Parenthood civil 
disobedience rally. 

 “It was an honor to be arrested 
alongside these young women 
who are fighting tirelessly to 
protect our right to abortion,” 
Chu said. “It’s going to take all 
of us, but we will prevail.”

 Chu was arrested around 1 p.m. 
along with 181 demonstrators 
for blocking the intersection of 
“Constitution Avenue, NE and 
First Street, NE,” U.S. Capitol 
Police said. make clear we will not allow 

“When I first heard Roe was 

the clock to be rolled back on 
overturned, I immediately abortion rights was easy. We are 
thought of who would be most in this together and we will not 
harmed by this decision: a back down or be silenced. I am 
young girl who is a survivor ramping up my calls to abolish 

of rape, a woman who cannot the Senate filibuster —and 
afford to travel to another actively exploring every option 

state to access critical care, to ensure we pass my bill, the 
an expecting mother with an ‘Women’s Health Protection 
ectopic pregnancy whose life is Act,’ which establishes a federal 
in danger because she cannot right to abortion care, and have 
have an abortion,” Chu said in it signed into law. Lives are at 
a press statement. “So, when I stake and this fight is far from 

think of all these women — and over.” 
more — the decision to join in Chu was cited and released a 
a peaceful demonstration to short time later. 

Pasadena Fire 
Applies Phos 
Chek, CityTalks 4 of JulySafety Laws 

By Dean Lee

 A number of city department 
heads including Pasadena 
Fire Chief Chad Augustin and 
Pasadena Interim Police Chief 
Jason Clawson gave an update 
Thursday on safety messages in 
preparation for the 4th of July 

 Using an aggressive approach, 
Clawson said Pasadena is a no 
fireworks city.

 “No fireworks are okay, no 
sparklers, none of that,” he said. 
We need to ask the public to 
have personal responsibility, to 
follow the rules of law, to follow 
guidelines, follow safety.”

 Clawson noted that the 
city has its own permitted 
fireworks show AmericaFest at 
the Rose Bowl July 4, “staffed 
by professionals… to prevent 
accidents from occurring.”

 He cautioned not to allow kids 
or neighbors to set off fireworks. 
“It’s not a safe environment, it’s 
very unpredictable.”

 As for AmericaFest, Clawson 
said they would be doing 
enforcement, “prevention, 
intervention, we don’t want to do 
enforcement… but we will come 
after you… depending on what 
we find, We will issue citations. 
You could face felony charges. 
Misdemeanor charges, or 
administrative fines by the city.”

 City Prosecutor Michael 
Dowd said Pasadena has one of 

the strictest anti fireworks laws 
in the state. 

 “Over the last four years, we 
have issued more than 175 
citations, seized more than 
650 pounds of fireworks, and 
we have collected more than 
$40,000 in fines,” he said. 

Dowd said they, not only go 
after the people who are setting 
off the fireworks, but also 
the people who are allowing 
fireworks on their property.

 “Do not put our city in danger, 
do not put our community in 
danger, do not put our citizens 
in danger, we have seen what 
happens, last year we had two 
children, while playing with 
fireworks, burned their house 
down,” he said. 

Augustin said that high 
heat and severe drought adds 
a potential for devastating 

 As a preventive measure 
they sprayed 16,000 gallons 
of Phos-Chek to mitigate 
potential hazards during the 
4th of July weekend. This clear 
retardant coats the brush areas 
surrounding the Rose Bowl, 
which helps keep trees and 
grassland from burning he said. 

 The main ingredients of 
Phos-Chek are phosphates 
and fertilizers, which helps 
revegetate areas after a fire is 
out. Fire retardant is one of 
the main tools firefighters use 

to contain growing fires in 
untreated areas he said.

 Jens Weiden the new Rose 
Bowl General Manager/CEO 
said they are inviting “Tens of 
thousands of people,” out to 

 “This event for us, is something 
we are very proud of… this is a 
tradition in Pasadena.” 
In honor of the stadium turning 
100 this year, the AmericaFest 
program will highlight key 
moments of the venue’s iconic 
past, welcome back fan-favorite, 
TNT Freestyle Motocross with 
a, high-flying thirty-minute 
show, and will also feature a 
musical performance by Drake 

 The doors open at 5:30 p.m., 
with a number of free pre events 
starting at 2 p.m. 

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Transit Passes 
for Students

 Assemblymember Chris 
Holden’s bill to require transit 
agencies to provide free youth 
transit passes to youth 25 years 
or younger passed the Senate 
Committee on Transportation 
with unanimous, bi-partisan 

 AB 1919 would create the 
Student Transit Pass Pilot 
Program, whereby transit 
agencies may apply for grants 
for the purpose of creating 
fare-free student transit 
passes accessible to students 
within a transit provider’s 
locality. Additionally, the bill 
specifies a report must be 
submitted to the Legislature 
that assesses whether the 
program increased transit 
ridership among student 
users, how many have created 
or expanded a transit pass 
program, and provides 
recommendations to expand 
transit pass programs. The 
bill would also require a 
report on the program’s 
outcomes, including whether 
the program increased transit 
ridership among student 
users, to be submitted to the 

 “We have seen studies show 
that a fare free program is 
the sustainable solution 
to transportation inequity 
statewide. I am committed 
to students: their education 
and the way they commute 
to obtain it. It is through 
education that we can help 
our youth build their toolkits 
for generations to come,” said 
Assemblymember Holden.

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Pasadena City CouncilHires New City Manager 

The Pasadena City Council 
announced Friday that 
former Justice Miguel 
Márquez (pictured) will 
serve as the City’s next city 
manager. Márquez will 
be formally introduced 
to the community during 
the regular City Council 
meeting on Monday, July 11.

 “On behalf of an 
enthusiastic Pasadena City 
Council, I am thrilled to 
welcome Miguel to our great 
city, and I am excited with 
the experience, compassion 
and connectiveness that he 
will bring as our new city 
manager,” said Pasadena 
Mayor Victor Gordo. 
“Miguel has served the 
public and the greater good 
for decades in a variety 
of positions and, in his 
current role, has substantial 
executive experience in 
all aspects of government 
service, so many of which 
are similar to Pasadena. He 
understands our unique 
opportunities and challenges 
and his ability to connect 
with a range of people will 
have a profound impact. I 
have no doubt that he will 
be an exceptional leader of 
our employees, a caretaker 
of our city for our residents, 
a partner to the City Council 
and an impactful member of 
our community.” 

Márquez was selected 
after an extensive search 
process, which included the 
recruitment of candidates, 
a review of candidate 
materials, and select 
interviews with members of 
the City Council.

 Márquez currently serves 
as the chief operating officer 
of the County of Santa Clara, 
responsible for all operations 
of the county, the largest 
in Northern California, 
with nearly two million 
residents, 22,000 full-time 
employees, and an annual 
operating budget in excess 
of $11 billion. He has unique 
and successful experience 
overseeing the daily 
operations of the county, 
which serves a diverse 
urban and rural population, 
including working with 
the county’s public health 
department, health and 
hospital system, public safety 
and justice systems, social 
services agency, parks and 
recreation, the emergency 
operations center (including 
helping to lead the county’s 
pandemic response), 
the Office of Supportive 
Housing (working to 
create sustainable and 
affordable housing), and the 

community to address social 
justice issues.

 Prior to his current role 
in Santa Clara, Márquez 
served as an associate justice 
of the California Sixth 
District Court of Appeal, 
as the county counsel for 
the County of Santa Clara, 
as the general counsel of 
the San Francisco Unified 
School District, and as a 
deputy city attorney in 
the San Francisco City 
Attorney’s Office. He began 
his public service career as 
a deputy county counsel in 
San Mateo County. Márquez 
has also worked for two 
private law firms (Cooley 
Godward LLP and Remcho, 
Johansen & Purcell), and as 
a management consultant at 
KPMG Peat Marwick, where 
he was part of a national 
financial and organizational 
consulting practice.

 “I am honored and 
humbled to join the City 
of Pasadena, one of the 
greatest cities in America, 
and to continue its positive 
momentum into a city of the 
future,” Márquez said. “My 
life’s journey and work have 
led me to this moment and 
opportunity. I look forward 
to learning about Pasadena, 
to engaging with and serving 
its residents, and to working 
alongside an exceptional 
staff. I am grateful to Mayor 
Gordo and the members of 
the City Council for their 
belief in me and my ability 
to bring about a shared 
vision of a just and inclusive 

 A native of Sacramento, 
Márquez received his law 
degree from UC Berkeley 
Law School, his master’s 
degree in public policy from 
the John F. Kennedy School 
of Government at Harvard 
University, and his bachelor’s 
degree in public policy from 
Stanford University.

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about the city of Pasadena 
and the City Managers office 

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