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Pasadena City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/Photos courtesy PasadenaTV
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 8-1, with Don Harrison opposed, to authorize the issuance of $37 million in certificates of obligation.

Harrison stated he opposed the issuance of debt without voter approval, which is not required under certificates of obligation. He also noted one of the projects to be funded through the proposed debt were changes to the Lazy River at Strawberry Park.

“There's $2 million on this being spent at Strawberry Park at the Lazy River to make a bigger wave,” Harrison said. “$2 million, and that's where your tax dollars are going.” Listen (1:08)

The city council voted unanimously to approve progress payments on various contracts, including:

  • $92,302 to McKinney Construction, Inc. for the McMasters Avenue Waterline Replacment Project
  • $265,902 Peltier Brothers Construction, LTD for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Consolidation Project
  • $185,818 to Transtex Construction, LLC for the Jasmine Street Paving and Drainage Improvements Project

The city council voted unanimously to approve the payment of miscellaneous claims and invoices. Council Member Cary Bass abstained on any items regarding Bass & Meineke.

The city council voted unanimously to deny personnel changes regarding regular employees. Several council members questions whether the process for some suspensions and terminations had followed the city charter.

The city council voted 6-2, with Don Harrison and Thomas Schoenbein opposed, to accept the valuation of all real and personal property in the city for the 2017 Tax Year, on final reading.

The city council voted unanimously to adopt the city's FY2018 Budget, on final reading.

The city council deferred action regarding an amendments to the Pasadena Second Century Corporation's FY2017 and FY2018 budgets.

The city council voted unanimously to approve exceptions to normal permitting procedures for all residential permit fees for work associated with storm damage.

The city council voted unanimously to approve a license user agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to operate a Disaster Recovery Center at the Pasadena Convention Center.

The item had been revised to state the location as the convention center as opposed to the former City Hall, which was initially listed on the agenda.

All other items were approved by unanimous vote. All members were present. Agenda

During the meeting, the city council recognized sponsors of the Fourth Fest.




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