The West Pasadena Residents’ Association cordially invites you to its 55th annual meeting
- Wednesday, May 3, 2017
- Mayfield Senior School
- 500 Bellefontaine St. Parking is free on the Mayfield campus (enter from Bellefontaine).
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm reception, you can enjoy light refreshments, catered by Los Tacos, while visiting with many community organizations that will be exhibiting their services and programs. During this time, several students will service as guides for tours of the Mayfield’s receiving hall.
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, main program and board elections
Program, "The Future of our Arroyo Seco”
Ever since the completion of the Arroyo Seco Master Plan (ASMP) in 2002, the City has struggled to start projects -- many unfunded -- outlined within the master plan. In addition, the issue of deferred maintenance has not yet been addressed.
Mayor Terry Tornek last year began speaking to this issue by noting his concern about our “over-loved” Arroyo Seco. During a January City Council meeting, Mayor Tornek asked Rose Bowl Stadium General Manger Darryl Dunn and City Manager Steve Mermell to frame out the many issues pertaining to the Arroyo. They subsequently named former Mayor Bill Bogaard and Rose Bowl Operating company (RBOC) board member Doug Kranwinkle, both long time citizens of Pasadena with extensive public service backgrounds, to serve as co-chairs of the newly formed Arroyo Advisory Group.
Dunn and Mermell also felt it was important to solicit comments from citizens. “We plan to undertake extensive public outreach,” said Bogaard. “It is important to hear from all parties who have a love and an interest in this special place.” “While it is a huge endeavor," continued co-chair Kranwinkle, "I know that with the help of our fellow citizens we will come up with a way to maintain this beautiful part of Pasadena for posterity.”
At the WPRA meeting, Bogaard and Kranwinkle will discuss the advisory group’s preliminary activity, including its planned community outreach and engagement programs. Setting the stage for their remarks will be a visual presentation covering some of the history of the Arroyo Seco and some blue-sky ideas for unifying and improving the space. The presentation was created and will be delivered by Don Hahn, a world-famous artist, film-maker and story-teller whose studio sits on the eastern rim of the Arroyo Seco. Hahn is also a member of the Arroyo Advisory Group.