Mayor of Pasadena

Choose Pragmatism and Optimism Over Cynicism

National politics is increasingly marked by negative messaging cynically intended to inflame rather than inform voters. It’s disturbing to see the same happening in our local mayoral race. Residents and city staff have been lamenting that they’ve never seen the degree of noxious politics, nor the massive outside spending thereupon, that we’re now seeing in a local campaign. While Mayor Terry Tornek has focused his campaign on pragmatism and optimism, outlining specific goals for the future, his opponent has unfortunately traded in cynicism. Victor Gordo has raised over three-quarters of a million dollars, 44% of which is from large PAC

New L.A. city order passed, “Safer at Home, Stay at Home”

Thursday, March 19. county and city officials gathered to explain new California Executive Order N-33-20, also known as, “Safer at Home, Stay at home” order. The new state regulation mandates all non-essential businesses to comply with social distancing guidelines by closing, secondary businesses in L.A. will be closed until April 19, with a possibility of an extension. The Safer at home, stay at home order suspends “any public or private gatherings of any size that would occur outside of a single home.” There are occupations exempt from the juridical act of the stay home order. Jobs such as emergency personnel, first responders, and government employees are permitted to go to work in order to keep the city’s infrastructure. Mayor Garcetti expressed this “new way of living” will be beneficial for overall health and human preservation, it will also provide support in flattening the curve of the spread COVID-19.