Join us and make a difference in Pasadena's history! Grab your picnic baskets, your friends, and family, and Celebrate our beautiful civic center! The City Manager says the parkland is "Surplus Property" and is pressuring the City Council to give it away and erect a 6-story hotel with is rear facing City Hall. Come enjoy this "surplus" park and hear an update about how we can save the parkland, the Julia Morgan YWCA, and our Civic Center.
The Civic Center Coalition was featured in Pasadena Now's cover story on August 13, 2015. Click here to see the article. Civic Center Sentinels Plans to build a hotel in the city’s historic Civic Center District would encroach upon some of Pasadena’s most historic public property and destroy all available green space, which critics say has been given away for free to developers. According to members of the Civic Center Coalition, (CCC) a six-story, 179-room hotel at the site of the landmark YWCA building will result in the demolition of green space and the removal of several trees in what is known as the Sister Cities Garden, located behind the Robinson Brothers Memorial in Centennial Square. The memorial consists of two giant bronze busts honoring the accomplishments of legendary athletes and civil rights leaders Jackie Robinson and his older brother, Mack Robinson. Continue reading