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Pasadena City Council
by Garrett Bryce w/Photos courtesy PasadenaTV
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Pasadena City Council on Tuesday voted 7-2, with Cody Ray Wheeler and Sammy Casados opposed, to approve, on first reading, award of a $987,800 contract to Prozign Architects for design services associated with the new Police Academy/Fire Services Administration Building.

Wheeler said the city should be certain that funds were available to complete the project before moving forward. Listen (6:43)

Casados said he wanted to support the item, but could not support it.

“We don't have the money to construct the building,” Casados said, stating the city would need bonds to build the facility.

The city council voted unanimously to approve progress payments on contracts for work underway in the city, including:

  • $46,615 to Mar-Con Services, LLC for the West Lane Reconstruction Project
  • Payments of $55,520 and $606 to RAC Industries,LLC for the 2017 On Call Paving and Drainage Improvements Project

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

The city council voted 8-1, with Casados opposed to approve personnel changes regarding the hiring of new employees. Casados did vote in favor of the hiring of Arturo Aleman as a new assistant fire chief. Therefore, that item was approved unanimously.

The city council voted unanimously to approve, on final reading, award of a $4,546,500 contract to T & C Construction, LTD for the Crenshaw Water Plant Expansion Phase II Project.

The city council voted unanimously to terminate the lease agreement with Fairmont Central, LLC for 4106 and 4108 Fairmont Parkway, on final reading.

The city council took no action regarding the first reading of an ordinance rescinding and replacing ordinances regarding policies and procedures for the Neighborhood Grant Work Program. The item was deferred.

The city council took no action regarding an emergency reading of a contract with Big Truck Rental for the rental of ten trucks for garbage collection for a period of six months. The item was deferred.

The city council voted 8-1, with Wheeler opposed, to approve an amendment to the FY2018 Budget for the Pasadena Second Century Corporation.

Casados abstained on the item concerning industrial district agreements as he works for a company involved in one of the agreements.

Wheeler said that he opposed the item as the budget included legal fees connected with legal matters involving members of the corporation's board.

“I don't think Pasadena needs to be paying legal fees of those who have wronged the city,” Wheeler said. Listen (2:32)

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

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