Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to direct the city's Planning Department to prepare a service plan for the extension of city services into an area under consideration for annex in the Pasadena Industrial District.
The area is in the vicinity of Fairmont Parkway and the Pasadena Convention Center.
The city council voted unanimously to schedule public hearings on September 25 and October 2 to receive comments on the annexation of the property in the industrial district.
The city council voted 7-1, with Pat Van Houte opposed, to suspend the rules to allow citizens wishing to address the council to following the action items on the agenda, just before the city council held a public hearing regarding the city's proposed FY2013 budget.
The city council voted to approve, on first reading, a $56,500 contract with Civil Concepts, Inc. for design services associated with the South Street Soccer Field.
The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, an extension of an interlocal agreement with Harris County for bus services through October 2012.
Council Member Don Harrison said he would continue to support bus service in the city, and talked about why the decision on bus transit needs to be made by the end of the month.
The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, an agreement with the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc. for the disbursement of $174,519 in Community Development Block Grant funds to the group to provide free or low-cost dog and cat services.
Van Houte discussed her vote against the first reading of the item during a previous council meeting, but said she now understood that work would take place on improving Witter Street, a concern she had regarding the use of the grant funds. With the work scheduled to place, she said she would vote in favor of the agreement.
All other items were approved by unanimous vote. Council Member Phil Cayten was absent. Agenda