COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT

New buildings/facilities:
Ground Breaking Fire Station #4

Ground Breaking Fire Station #4

  • Pasadena Police Department
  • Southeast Water Plant
  • Care ATC health clinic (for City employees)
  • New Emergency Operations Center
  • Fire Station #3
  • Fire Station #4
  • Golden Acres Recreation Center

Expansions/improvements:

  • Pasadena Public Library – central location’s renovation and expansion
  • Convention Center (LED sign, lobby, new flooring, etc.)
  • LED signs at several City facilities
  • New radio tower at police department

New events:

  • Can Do Food Drive
  • Together We Can (event for industry & neighborhoods)
  • Movie Night in the Park
  • Float-In Flick
  • Holiday Lighted Parade (in partnership with Strawberry Festival)
  • Wheelchair Wind-Up (wheelchair softball tournament)
  • Reinstated the Texas International Shootout Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
  • Have hosted several Prescription Drug Take Back Days in partnership with BACODA to keep medications off the streets & away from kids
  • Fish & Flick (fishing at Burke Crenshaw Park, followed by movie shown outdoors at the park)

New programs:

Good Neighbor Fence Program

Good Neighbor Fence Program

  • Good Neighbors, Good Fences program
  • Pasadena Industrial Community Network
  • Adopt a Park Program (volunteers clean parks)
  • Police department’s DART (Direct Action Response Team) reinstated
  • Participant in National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System; earned classification that lowered flood insurance premiums for residents; savings estimated at $200k citywide
  • Employee wellness program
  • Prescription Discount Card program (free for residents; average savings: 17% on the cost of prescriptions)

New services:

  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
  • New emergency alert service: Nixle
  • Curbside computer recycling
  • Expanded hours at Fairmont Library

Mayor at Madison Jobe Senior Center

Mayor at Madison Jobe Senior Center


New policies:

  • Impound policy for uninsured motorists
  • Courts implemented new scheduling that resulted in a 75 percent reduction in overtime costs
  • Fire dept. created policy to recover hazardous material response costs and to lease fire training facilities to outside agencies

New parks:

  • Dog park
  • Three new splash pads
  • All-access playground at Multipurpose Center

Renovated/expanded parks:

Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone Park

  • Yellowstone
  • Rusk
  • Strawberry Park playground
  • Strawberry Park baseball fields/concession stand

Other Misc. Public Works Projects

  • Demolition of Brandywood Apartments
  • Southeast Water Plant
  • WOW Pasadena
  • Golden Acres Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements