Wednesday 5/16 Council Meeting to Address Water, Budget, Survey Results

Residents are invited to hear updates on water, the municipal budget, and the results of a community survey at the City Council meeting Wednesday, May 16.

Water operations staff will present an update on the water discoloration that has affected a few dozen residences in the city. The report will focus on cause of the discoloration and the immediate action the City is taking to reduce and eliminate the problem.

City staff will also present an initial draft of the 2018-19 fiscal year budget for Council consideration. The public is encouraged to comment on the proposed budget during the public hearing portion of the meeting, or send written comments to through May 31.

“We encourage residents to come learn more about the budget and provide us with their feedback,” said City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe. “We will be taking that input into account as we draft the final budget for adoption by the Council in June.”

The results of a citywide public opinion survey will also be presented to the Council. The survey was conducted in April by the firm True North Research, which specializes in municipal government surveys. The firm gathered opinions from nearly 600 South Pasadena residents on quality of life issues, city services, taxes, budget priorities and more.

The survey provided important data that helped set priorities for the draft budget, DeWolfe said.

The City Council meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 in the Council Chambers, 1424 Mission St., South Pasadena. Please visit the City’s web site to view the full agenda and staff reports.