Want to preserve the centerpiece of historic Pasadena?


We urgently need all our supporters to tell Pasadena City Council what we want for our Civic Center!


It’s important that the Pasadena Civic Center—City Hall and the garden-like settings— is at the heart of our city and has the highest priority when looking at plans to create new development on the Civic gardens. This is not about one building. It’s about protecting the entire Pasadena Civic Center National Register Historic District.

  • Honor the values and efforts of the Pasadena citizens who had the vision to vote for a 1923 bond measure which was founded on the City Beautiful movement and made the substantial financial investment to carry out that vision.

  • Continue the hundred-year-old legacy Pasadena citizens entrusted to us by creating a vision for the next 200 years. Develop a substantive public process to achieve that visioning study goal and ultimately enable a larger public process to develop a project to be more compatible with the Civic Center’s architectural and cultural traditions

  • Identify historic and cultural landscape issues throughout the Pasadena Civic Center National Register Historic District. Develop a Cultural Landscape Report to help identify important district features so that further degradation of its trees, gardens, and lighting and other amenities doesn’t occur.

  • Rehabilitate the important Julia Morgan-designed YWCA building


Call and/or Email the City Council:

Telephone (Main Number):  (626) 744-4111


Mayor: [email protected]
District 1: [email protected]
District 2: [email protected]
District 3: [email protected]
District 4: [email protected]
District 5: [email protected]
District 6: [email protected]
District 7: [email protected]
City Clerk: [email protected]

Share your thoughts:

  • Our First Priority is the Civic Center. We will not settle for a project that sells off the Civic Gardens or destroys the garden-like setting of City Hall
  • We believe that the YWCA is an important historic resource. While important, it is one of many important historic resources of the Civic Center as a whole – City Hall and the Civic Gardens along Holly and Garfield that create the garden-like setting; the Pasadena Robinson Memorial prominence and contemplative setting, and the YWCA. We should not sacrifice the integrity of the Civic Center to rehabilitate the YWCA.
  • The Civic Gardens surrounding City Hall, garden setting that the Civic Gardens provide, the contemplative setting and prominence of the Pasadena Robinson Memorial, and the views to City Hall are essential to the historic integrity of the Civic Center.
  • Let's preserve all – Civic Gardens, Pasadena Robinson Memorial prominence. unobstructed views to City Hall, and the YWCA!
Send an email to City Council members and/or attend on Monday night council meetings.
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Who's signing

Laura Garrett
Traude Gomez Rhine
Jeo Gonzalez
Andreas & Joan Aebi
Carol Chiodo
79 signatures

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  • Laura Garrett
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-08-11 08:13:33 -0700
    Sign the petition: Sign the petition
  • Laura Garrett
    signed 2016-08-11 08:13:11 -0700
    This project violates the City’s goals regarding open space, especially for the Central District. Surely we can be more creative than this.
  • Traude Gomez Rhine
    signed 2016-08-07 21:13:37 -0700
    I had always hoped City Hall area could become car free and have more of a promanade feel, not more congested. Thank you for your work!
  • Jeo Gonzalez
    signed 2016-08-06 10:35:16 -0700
    I strongly disagree with the propossed plan to build a hotel near the Civic Center. There are too many hotels being build in Pasadena already.
  • Andreas & Joan Aebi
    signed 2016-08-06 10:08:33 -0700
    It is the people’s land! The planning commission and the council have a responsibility to be watch dogs over peoples property, right?
  • Carol Chiodo
    signed 2016-08-05 23:34:26 -0700