Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 18, 2023

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Mountain View News Saturday, February 18, 2023 

Gordo to Host 
State of the 
City Address 

Pasadena Mayor VictorGordo is set to hold 
his annual State of the 
City address Thursday 
night highlighting both 
the challenges and 
accomplishments included 
in the City’s 2022 AnnualReport and providing alook ahead to the future 
of Pasadena. The State of 
the City address will alsobe livestreamed online at

 The event will be held 
in person at 7 p.m. atthe Kaiser Permanente 
Bernard J. Tyson School 
Of Medicine (KPSOM),
98 S. Los Robles Avenue. 
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Complimentary parkingis across the street at Los 
Robles Ave. and Green 

 The Kaiser Permanente 
Bernard J. Tyson School 
of Medicine (KPSOM), 
first opened the doors 
in July 2020. The school,
which has 50 students perclass and has the highestnumber of applicantsto spots in the country,
is designed for active 
learning, collaboration 
and a technology advancededucation and is committed 
to graduating outstandingphysicians focused on 
patient-centered care, 
community and populationhealth; equity, inclusion,
and diversity; and health 
and well-being.

 The City’s 2022 AnnualReport will be available 
for review online at
annual-reportsstarting February 24. Theaddress will also include a 
special video presentation.
The City will provideSpanish translation.

 For more information 
visit: cityofpasadena.netor call the Citizen Service 
Center Monday throughFriday during business 
hours at (626) 744-7311. 

Friends of 
the Altadena 
LibraryBook Sale

 Join the Friends of the 
Altadena Library for a 
huge used book sale at the 
Main Library on Sunday, 
February 26, from 10 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. Only Friends of 
the Library are able to shop 
from 10 a.m. to noon, but 
you can become a member 
on-site for $10. The sale is 
open to all from noon to 4 

 Thousands of adult 
nonfiction, children’s 
books, and more will be 
available for purchase.

 For more information 

City to Discuss Colorado StreetBridge Suicide Prevention Barriers 

the community along the way.
Barrier Enhancements Staff will then present the 
Mock-Ups Removed vetted design concepts to theCity’s Historic Preservation 
Pasadena Public Works and Design commissions 
announced this week that they for their advisory review 
will be hosting a community and ultimately return to 
meeting Wednesday at 6:30 City Council’s Public Safety 

p.m. to provide a status of Committee by the end of 2023 
the Colorado Street Bridge for their recommendations. 
– Barrier Enhancements According to Tony Olmos, 
project and outline upcoming Director of Public Works, 
steps in the development of removals of the mock-ups 
new concepts. The meeting at the east end of the bridge 
will be held at La Casita del began on January 31 and 
Arroyo, located at 177 South were completed on February 
Arroyo Blvd., in Pasadena. 3. Removal of the mock-ups 
The meeting will also be at the middle of the bridge 
virtual. began on February 6 and were 
According to Assistant City scheduled to be completed 
Manager Nicholas Rodriguez, Feb. 10. 
Public Works staff anticipates On September 21, the 
developing design concepts Department of Public Works 
later this summer/fall and provided an update to the 
seek periodic feedback from Public Safety Committee on 

PWP Seeks Community Inputon Roadmap to Energy Future 

 Pasadena Water and Power 
(PWP) is hosting a PowerIntegrated Resource Plan 
(IRP) virtual communitymeeting Wednesday night.
The Power IRP is a long-
range blueprint for supplyingreliable and environmentallyresponsible electricity at 
competitive rates over a 25year 
period. The meeting willbe held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

“As the energy landscapecontinues to evolve, it’s 
important that Pasadena 
makes the strategic 
investments needed to 
secure clean, reliable and 
competitively priced energy 
for decades to come,” 
PWP General ManagerSidney Jackson said. “As acommunity-owned utility,
we value the input of our 
customers and encouragethe community to attendupcoming meetings or 
contact us with questions and 

 According to city officials,
PWP has developed IRPs formore than 20 years to addressthe fundamental goals 
of maintaining a reliable 
power supply portfolio 
to meet customer needs 
while minimizing electric 
rate impacts and volatility,
and meeting or exceedingsustainability goals and 
mandates. PWP producesan IRP every five years asrequired by law and issuesperiodic, voluntary updateswhen necessary.

 PWP will host several 
public meetings throughout 

2023, city staff said. “Publicparticipation is vital to thisprocess.” Both residential andcommercial customers are 
encouraged to participate. 
In addition to attending 
meetings, the public can 
provide feedback by,
emailing WPD_IRP@, or by 
calling (626) 744-4005.

 Pasadena Water and Power 
(PWP) provides electricity tomore than 65,000 customers 
within Pasadena. PWP 
delivers water to almost 
38,000 households and 
businesses in Pasadena and 
adjacent communities in 
the San Gabriel Valley. As acommunity-owned utility,
PWP is a not-for-profit publicservice owned and operatedby the City of Pasadena for thebenefit of its customers and 
the community. Its prioritiesare reliability, responsiveness 
to customers, reasonable 
rates and environmental 
Join the virtual meeting 
at: us02web.zoom. 
us/j/89567677628Webinar ID: 895 6767 7628

 To join by phone, dial

(669) 444-9171, and use thecode 895 6767 7628 when 
For accessibilityinformation or to request 
an accommodation, 
contact (626) 744-7311
Providing at least 72 hoursadvance notice will help 
ensure availability. 

the status of the Colorado 
Street Bridge -Barrier 
Enhancements project. At 
the meeting, the Committeerecommended for staff 
to remove the mock-upsfrom the bridge, restore thetemporary 10-foot chain linkfence at the locations where 
it was removed, and continue 
the public outreach efforts todevelop new design conceptsfor an effective vertical 

Arts & Cultural 
Annual Grants

 The Cultural Affairs Division 

of the Pasadena Planning and

Community Development

Department Announced this

week that applications for the

city’s 2023-2024 Annual Grants

Program are now available on

line. The deadline to submit 

applications is Monday, May 8,

2023 by 11:59 p.m.

 According to Planning and

Community Development 

Department Acting Director 

Jennifer Page, the Annual Grants

Program supports creative 

life in Pasadena by providing

funding to eligible local arts and

culture organizations and artists

for projects and programs that

engage both local and regional

audiences and PUSD students. 

Eligibility requirements for 

organizational applicants

include a Cultural Equity and

Inclusion (CEI) Statement,

Plan or Policy, based on annual

budget size, in alignment with

the LA County’s CEI Initiative.

The Cultural Affairs Division 

offers a series of free technical 

assistance workshops for 

potential applicants to improve 

grant writing skills and 

pose questions specifically

related to the Annual Grants 

Program application process.

All Pasadena-based arts and 

cultural organizations are again

offered a Cultural Equity and

Inclusion workshop to support

their individual progress

and to set future milestones. 

Workshops will be virtual.

Attendance at a Technical 

Assistance/Grants Writing

Workshop is mandatory for new

applicants and is recommended

for returning applicants.

Annual Grants Program 

Technical Assistance Virtual 

Workshop Schedule:

• Tuesday, February 28, 2023,

from 1 :00-3:00 p.m.

• Thursday, March 16, 2023,

from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

• Thursday, April 13, 2023, from6:00-8:00 p.m.
For more information visit: cityof pasadena/arts. 
Holden Opens Nominationsfor Woman of the Year 2023 

Assemblymember in our community.” 
Chris Holden is seeking Nominees must live, 
nominations for his annual volunteer, or work in the 41st 
41st Assembly District’s Assembly District, which 
Woman of the Year and stretches from La Cañada 
Women of Distinction Flintridge and Pasadena 
celebration. in the West to Upland in 

“For over 30 years, in the East and includes the 
recognition of Women’s communities of Altadena, 
History Month, the Bradbury, Claremont, 
Legislature has honored the La Verne, Monrovia, 
achievements of women Rancho Cucamonga, San 
throughout California Dimas, Sierra Madre, and 
during the annual Woman Wrightwood. 
of the Year celebration,” Deadline for Nominations: 
said Assemblymember Friday at 5:00 pm 
Chris Holden. “It is your Nomination forms are 
chance to acknowledge the available at: 
superwoman in your life and woman-year-nominations 

Public Invited to PlayhouseVillage Parking Open House 

The City of Pasadenais hosting a parking openhouse Wednesday at 790 E.
Colorado Blvd. in the groundfloor conference center for 
community members to learnmore about the proposedpaid parking program inPlayhouse Village and to 
showcase pay station optionsto be installed at on-street 
parking locations. Members 
of the public have the optionto attend the morning openhouse, 9-11 a.m., or theevening open house, 4-6 

p.m. City staff and parkingprofessionals will be on siteto answer questions, and paystation options will be set upfor the public to interact withand provide feedback.
The goal of the paid parkingprogram is to create more on-
street parking availability forPlayhouse Village customers,
residents and visitors. Factors 
such as increased deliveryservices have put a strain 
on the on-street parking 
availability, while many 
parking spaces in off-street 
locations are underutilized. 
The paid parking programwill bring balance to theparking experience in 
Playhouse Village, one of thelast downtown areas without 

paid parking. Benefits willbe offered to downtown 
visitors, including merchantvalidations.

 The City of Pasadenahas been working closelywith the Playhouse VillageAssociation and parkingconsultants Dixon Resources 
Unlimited to conduct a paidparking study. Communityfeedback is a key componentof the study and will befactored into the final 

 For more information about 
the parking open house 
or Playhouse Village paidparking study, contact JonHamblen at JHamblen@ 

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