January 19 Neighborhood Meeting Summary

January 20, 2019

Preparation

E-mail reminders

Attendees

7 members

Acknowledgments

Susan brought cookies.

Meeting

Agenda Items:

The meeting began about 11:25 am

  • Coyote Management Meeting - January 30
    • Councilmember Gene Masuda has put together this meeting in response to complaints about the seemingly more numerous and more aggressive coyotes recently in all East Pasadena neighborhoods.
    • The announcement says he will be joined by "Chief Assistant City Prosecutor Michael Dowd and Director of Public Health Michael Johnson for a meeting regarding coyotes in the neighborhood and our Urban Wildlife Management Plan."
      • Wednesday January 30, 2019
        6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
        Frostig School
        971 North Altadena Drive
    • In smaller typeface at the bottom of the announcement it says "California Department of Fish and Wildlife has jurisdiction over all wildlife in California, which includes coyotes. For more information about coyote proofing your home, hazing, and other safety tips, visit wildlife.ca.gov/Living-With-Wildlife or https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Keep-Me-Wild/Coyote"
    • It is likely to be said there is nothing the City can do beyond health code enforcement. Residents are basically on their own to defend themselves and create a less desirable environment for these very smart and adaptable critters that are now mostly born and spend their entire lives amidst human habitations.
  • East Pasadena Specific Plan Update Workshop - January 24
    • The City's Planning Department is holding "second round" community workshops for updating Specific Plans.
    • In these workshops, the staff and consultants will share "preliminary concept ideas" for the plans. "Feedback received will help refine these ideas and inform updates to the Specific Plans."
    • The meeting for the East Pasadena Specific Plan (EPSP), covering the commercial and office areas to our east and south, is
      • Thursday January 24
        6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
        Pasadena City College, Community Education Center
        3035 E. Foothill Blvd
      • For information about the plan and update process meetings to date, visit:
        www.ourpasadena.org/east-pasadena
  • East Colorado Specific Plan Update Workshop - January 31
    • The meeting for the East Colorado Specific Plan, covering E Colorado Blvd between Wilson Ave and Roosevelt Ave and Allen Ave from Colorado Blvd to the 210 Freeway, is
      • Thursday January 31
        6:00 - 8:00 pm
        Pasadena City College, Main Campus, Creveling Lounge
        1570 E. Colorado Blvd
      • For information about the plan and update process meetings to date, visit:
        www.ourpasadena.org/east-colorado
  • Hastings Branch Library 60th Anniversary - February 14
    • The Hastings Branch of the Pasadena Public Library was opened on February 17, 1959.
    • There will be a celebration of the 60th Anniversary on February 14 from 2 to 5 pm.
    • There will be refreshments. Activities include face painter, balloon guy, and valentine crafts for children.
  • Fraudulent E-mailed Survey
    • In the past few days, an e-mail was sent titled "City of Pasadena", but it was not sent by the City or for the City.
    • The text stated it was sent by "an independent public opinion company hired to conduct research among residents". So it didn't directly claim to be sent by the City but implies that the City is behind it.
    • Some people who clicked on the link did not get a survey, just a Thank you. Others say that it asked opinions about issues that were on the fall ballot, so seems out of date.
    • Some investigating by the City and a resident investigator revealed the survey was sent out by a company named "Qualtrics". That is a legit survey firm, but who was behind the survey, how the e-mail addresses were obtained, and the implied connection to the City.
    • The City has put out a statement saying:
      • "Dear Pasadena resident:You may recently have been contacted to participate in a survey to share your opinions about issues facing the community. Some members of the community have raised questions about the survey and why they were being asked to participate in this research.

        This survey, which has been suspended, was sponsored by a RESEARCH FIRM and NOT in any way affiliated, approved, sponsored or controlled by the City of Pasadena. This RESEARCH FIRM contracted with an independent research firm to conduct the survey.

        The City of Pasadena had no knowledge of this survey prior to interviews being conducted. The City did not participate in developing the research instrument and City government does not have access to any of the survey results.

        This message is being sent to dispel any confusion that may have arisen and to assure the public that Pasadena City government has no involvement at all in this research.

    • The resident investigator says that the e-mail address he received a survey through had been created by him specifically for and used only for a California state website sos.ca.gov in conjunction with voter registration. He found out from the CA Secretary of State's office that they share the data for LA County residents with the County. He is still trying to track down who put the survey together and how they got the e-mail addresses.
  • Local Crime Summary
    • For the last month in our neighborhood, from crimemapping.com: (note that time is typically when reported, not when it happened)
      • Tuesday Dec 18, 11:17 pm, 300 block Avocado Ln, Drugs / Alcohol violations
  • anything else attendees wish to discuss

Next EEWNA meeting is February 16, 2019 at 11:15 am, in Hastings Branch Library meeting room

Agenda completed about 11:45 am

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