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.
You can also mail a check directly to the law firm:
Chatten-Brown, Carstens & Minteer, LLP
2200 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 318
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Attention: Cynthia Kellman
In the "Pay to the order of", please put "Chatten-Brown, Carstens & Minteer, LLP" and in the memo area, please put "Pasadena Civic Center".
Please note, your payment is not tax deductible. If the Civic Center Coalition lawsuit is successful and the City of Pasadena is required to pay all or a portion of our attorney fees and costs, all or a portion of your contribution will eventually be returned to you, subject to reduction for your share of any incurred costs that the City is not required to pay. There is no guarantee that the lawsuit will be successful or that the City of Pasadena will be required to pay any or all attorney fees and costs.
The Pasadena Civic Center Coalition, a community-based group of Pasadena citizens, continues its lawsuit filed in the County of Los Angeles Superior Court on September 15, 2016, on environmental grounds alleging that the City of Pasadena violated CEQA, the State Surplus Land Act, and Pasadena Municipal Code.
Who Is the Civic Center Coalition?
We are Pasadena residents who are passionate about our city. We are architects, economists, urban planners, real estate investors, historians, preservationists and community activists. We came together when we learned that the City Manager’s proposal for a massive hotel development on the entire YWCA block will destroy the civic center gardens along Garfield and Holly streets across from City Hall and encroach on the Pasadena Robinson Memorial.