To date, participants in the update of the General Plan have told us Pasadena’s strong community character – its diversity, neighborhoods and small-town feel – should be maintained; its history and heritage preserved; new development projects well-designed; traffic reduced; alternative modes of transportation encouraged; and economic vitality in commercial areas supported.
About 3,000 residents, business owners, students, community leaders and others have joined the conversation so far. Their comments have been compiled into the Outreach Summary Report, which sums up key themes heard during nine months of community and council district workshops, MoveAbout Tours, speaker presentations, a special youth outreach program and an open house extravaganza.
The full report is available at www.cityofpasadena.net/generalplan, the Permit Center, 175 N. Garfield Ave., and all city libraries and community centers. The draft is also being circulated to the city council, all city commissions and the community for comment through early April.
You can provide comments online or mail them (attn: General Plan) to the Permit Center. You can also attend a General Plan Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chamber, room S249 at Pasadena City Hall.