Pasadena City Council OK's purchase of 210 Tasers for police

Pasadena City Council OK's purchase of 210 Tasers for police
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By Hoodline - Published on May 16, 2019.

Here’s a rundown of what was discussed and voted upon in Pasadena City Council’s meeting Monday, May 13.

The council approved the purchase of 210 Taser 7 weapons and training modules for the police department for a cost of $647,000 over five years.

It also awarded a $313,000 contract to McWil Sports Surfaces Inc. to replace gym floors at Villa-Parke Community Center and Victory Park Recreation Center.

Members heard the first reading of an ordinance that would require existing wood-frame buildings with soft, weak or open-front walls to undergo mandatory seismic strengthening. Read the text of the ordinance here.

The council also adopted the city's taxes, fees and charges schedule for fiscal year 2020 after a public hearing.

Councilmembers then re-opened a public hearing on the city’s fiscal 2020 recommended operating and capital improvement program budgets. These hearings are scheduled to occur during each regularly scheduled council meeting through June 17, at which point the council will consider adopting the budgets. View the budgets here.

The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 20 at Pasadena City Hall, 100 North Garfield Ave. Room S249. 

May 6 meeting in review

In its last meeting, the City Council passed on second reading an amendment to the city code to waive facility use fees for civic or patriotic organizations that charge admission or collect donations.

Councilmembers also appointed Weslee Sinclair Glenn, Ph.D., to the environmental advisory commission, and received four claims against the city. The largest, in excess of $25,000, was filed by the law offices of Michael T. Martin, representing June Vayo.