Pasadena Rose LogoThe public is invited to join Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, City Councilmembers and other civic and business leaders for the annual Mayor’s State of the City event on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 at the historic Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the formal program starting at 7 p.m.

This will be Mayor Bogaard’s final State of the City address, capping nearly 16 years of service as Pasadena’s first directly elected mayor. Mayor Bogaard retires from service as Pasadena’s top elected official later this year.

This year’s State of the City theme of “Rediscover Pasadena” will help highlight some “Hidden Gems” in the City. Mayor Bogaard will provide his report on recent accomplishments by the City, plus some reflections on his time as Mayor during the past 16 years, and information on future plans for Pasadena’s city government in 2015.

The City is proud to partner this year with the famous Pasadena Playhouse,, which serves as the host site for the event. The Pasadena Playhouse has been designated as the official State Theater of California since 1937 and its vibrant heritage as a must-attend theater for both arts patrons and performers dates back to 1917.

Vice-Mayor Jacque Robinson will serve as emcee. Spanish translation and assisted hearing services will be available on site.

Free self-parking will be available in two City-owned parking lots on a first come, first served basis: (1) the municipal lot directly behind The Playhouse on Madison Avenue, between Colorado Boulevard and Green Street, and (2) the municipal lot at the northeast corner of El Molino Avenue and Union Street. Free parking is also available on surrounding surface streets after 6 p.m.

Additional free parking is being made available at the Playhouse Plaza, currently under construction across from the Playhouse, courtesy of IDS Real Estate Group of Los Angeles. Free parking for about 100 cars will be available on the first level only by entering off of El Molino Avenue, between Colorado Boulevard and Green Street.

KPAS, the City’s cable TV station, will record the event for future broadcast and webstreaming. A broadcast schedule will be announced. For more information, call Lorain Nagahiro with the Mayor’s Office at (626) 744-7210 or by email to

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov,, and like us on Facebook at Or call the Citizen Service Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at (626) 744-7311.

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