Sign the petition

Want to preserve the centerpiece of historic Pasadena? The City needs to hear your voice and get its priorities right!

  • Recognize that the Pasadena Civic Center—City Hall and the garden-like setting— is the heart of our city and is the highest priority.

  • Honor the values and efforts of the Pasadena citizens who had the vision to create the 1923 Bennett Plan and make the investment to carry out that vision. Continue the hundred-year-old legacy they entrusted to us.

  • Design the project to be more compatible with the Civic Center’s architectural and cultural traditions.

  • Save the trees and restore the parkland gardens to what was intended.

  • Rehabilitate the YWCA building.

Thank you for signing our petition… can you also send an email to City Council and/or attend on Monday night?  An email from a constituent carries much more weight than a signature on a petition.

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When you send your email, be sure to cc the City Clerk so that it gets put into the record:

Tell them that:

Our First Priority is the Civic Center. We will not settle for a project that sells off the public parkland.
We believe that the YWCA is an important historic resource but is secondary to the the Civic Center as a whole, and that we should not sacrifice the integrity of the Civic Center (as "2A" does) to rehabilitate the YWCA. The integrity of the Civic Center depends on the garden setting that the parkland provides, and it depends on not placing the REAR END of a 5 or 6-story hotel directly facing City Hall!
Let's preserve both the YWCA and the integrity of the Civic Center!
"2E" is a better alternative.

Who's signing

Martin Weiss
Beverly Weiss
Jaclyn Larson
Warren Lobdell
Stephanie Strout
Shelya Jones
Stacey Strickler
Laurie Barlow
Marian Dorsett-Leos
Mandy Elion-Holt
Lillian Medina
Marion White
Don Hahn
Christine Celata
Susie Berzsenyi
Ellen Lascola
John Byram
Karin Rice
Denise Mourges
Judith Marosvolgyi
Laura Liptak
Diane Bedford
Margaret Stevenson
Naiara Pinto
Barbara Lester
Shivaly Reddy
Molly Kennington
Saina Ghandchi
Veronica Bedico
60 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 56 reactions

  • Martin Weiss
    signed 2017-05-21 16:12:24 -0700
    BUT I live in Trio Apts and strongly disagree with your characterization. It neither looks like nor is a ‘prison ’. And it’s a helluva lot better than the garage it once was.
  • Beverly Weiss
    signed 2017-05-21 14:32:55 -0700
  • Jaclyn Larson
    signed 2017-04-15 10:13:49 -0700
  • Warren Lobdell
    signed 2017-03-23 07:45:57 -0700
    I was born in Pasadena in 1938 and lived that wonderful city through high school. My father worked for many years for the City of Pasadena in the City Tax office. I strongly oppose the plans for the private hotel adjacent to the City Hall.

    Warren Lobdell
  • Stephanie Strout
    signed 2017-02-28 10:23:18 -0800
    Let’s not let this happen to our Civic Center. Once done, it will never come back.
  • Shelya Jones
    signed 2017-02-25 08:20:49 -0800
  • Stacey Strickler
    signed 2017-02-22 13:21:12 -0800
    It is flat out wrong for the city to give away land that is paid for by taxpayers. If they give away this parkland, are they going to reduce property taxes which pay for this park? This mayor has already declared that the city gets most of its revenue from property taxes and I know how desperate the city is to start taxing this hotel, but giving away public land is wrong no matter how you look at it.
  • Laurie Barlow
    signed 2017-02-13 08:47:50 -0800
    Alternative 2E is a viable project that can make the YWCA adaptation work. Don’t cave in to developer profit, there are plenty of other projects that can handle some added square footage and provide revenue to the city.
  • Marian Dorsett-Leos
    signed 2017-01-22 14:36:06 -0800
  • Mandy Elion
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-02 09:49:51 -0800
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  • Mandy Elion-Holt
    signed 2016-12-02 09:49:15 -0800
  • Lillian Medina
    signed via 2016-11-15 15:56:04 -0800
  • Marion White
    signed 2016-11-15 12:50:08 -0800
  • Don Hahn
    signed 2016-09-11 22:13:26 -0700
  • Christine Celata
    signed via 2016-09-01 13:14:35 -0700
  • Susie Berzsenyi
    signed 2016-08-26 19:14:31 -0700
    Susanna Berzsenyi

    Why another hotel? Why not affordable housing?
  • Ellen Lascola
    signed 2016-08-25 23:33:31 -0700
  • John Byram
    signed 2016-08-25 10:01:16 -0700
    6 years of input on the General Plan Update … and the first chance the Council gets to show that Pasadena treasures, protects, restores, and expands its natural and urban open space, they trade our public Sister-City Gardens so an oversized hotel can have a second courtyard.
  • Karin Rice
    signed 2016-08-24 20:50:02 -0700
  • Denise Mourges
    signed 2016-08-18 19:18:36 -0700
  • Judith Marosvolgyi
    signed 2016-08-16 15:32:28 -0700
  • Laura Liptak
    signed 2016-08-16 14:01:25 -0700
  • Diane Bedford
    signed 2016-08-16 12:31:26 -0700
    I understand how difficult it is to make a restoration project cost effective…but surely there must be a way not to dwarf the YWCA building with such a large and all encroaching development. It looks terrible to me, a life long resident of Pasadena
  • Margaret Stevenson
    signed via 2016-08-16 11:20:03 -0700
  • Naiara Pinto
    signed via 2016-08-16 11:05:38 -0700
  • Barbara Lester
    signed via 2016-08-16 10:32:30 -0700
  • Shivaly Reddy
    signed via 2016-08-15 22:18:11 -0700
  • Molly Kennington
    signed 2016-08-15 21:31:52 -0700

    The city did not have enough citizen input on this project.

    The proposal does not include enough parking in the nightmarish parking atmosphere in the civic center/old town area.

    Not enough parkland in our city!!!!

    How did this project get this far??
  • Saina Ghandchi
    signed 2016-08-15 21:20:54 -0700
  • Veronica Bedico
    signed 2016-08-14 23:59:03 -0700
    Please do not destroy this beautiful and historic property. There must be another way to meets the needs of the city and the community. Thank you