WISPPA's purpose is to push for accountability, integrity, and transparency in South Pasadena government, and to actively encourage strong, well-qualified candidates, and especially women, to run for City Council and to serve on City Commissions. WISPPA also seeks to offer opinions and advocate for positions concerning the well-being of the City of South Pasadena, and to provide information to the electorate regarding City Council candidates and city issues.
Although WISPPA works to encourage women to run for local office, it does not endorse, support or oppose any specific candidate.
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* * Next WISPPA meeting * *
Saturday, Nov 5 at 9:00
Annual Meeting featuring
Mayor Diana Mahmud
State of the City Address
Come at 8:30 a.m. for refreshment& social time.
at the Calvary Presbyterian Church
PUBLIC IS WELCOME!
FOR ONLY $40 A YEAR
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We started as a women’s group, but everyone is welcome to join Your dues help strengthen an organization that is committed to transparency in the political workings of South Pasadena. When we speak as a group on issues of local importance, local and state officials listen.
WHY JOIN WISPPA?
If you are a resident of South Pasadena or nearby areas who likes to be “in the know” about issues of local importance, you have come to the right place. We are a group of about 80 concerned citizens who work to keep our city informed about local politics and other matters that affect our daily lives—from development, to schools, streets and infrastructure projects, public safety, and, of course, the 710 Freeway.
Among our members are many elected officials, artists, influencers, educators, parent activists and business owners who are committed to working together to keep South Pasadena a great place to live. Sometimes this means taking on state legislation such as the loophole for massage parlors that we helped close. Sometimes it just means informing as many people as possible about what is coming up at a City Council meeting, or digging into the background of a long-simmering construction project.
We are nonpartisan but definitely not uninvolved. Our monthly Saturday meetings are part coffee klatch and part political salon where we get to ask questions of movers and shakers who are integral to what is happening in our city right now. Whether it is the police chief, planning director, a developer, or the new president of the Huntington Library and Gardens, we get the inside scoop.
Although, we don’t endorse particular candidates, we believe in an informed and engaged electorate. We encourage qualified candidates, especially women, to develop their leadership skills and run for office. To that end, we publish up-to-date information about openings on city commissions and promote election forums. We also collaborate with and promote local groups that are making a difference in South Pasadena, such as Vecinos, Chinese American Club and Urban Harvester.
Lastly, we also keep a finger on the pulse of what is happening in town with a comprehensive calendar & events list, important city information and website links, issues page, etc.
* * NEWS OF INTEREST * *
Public Weighs in at Metro’s Cost/Benefit Analysis Meeting
Click here for South Pasadena Review article.
Monterey Road Street Improvement Project
Construction is expected to start in the first week of October 2016 & continue into early 2017. Segments of Monterey Road from Meridian Avenue to Fair Oaks Avenue and from Pasadena Avenue to 300 feet east of Pasadena Avenue are scheduled to be repaved as part of this project. Click here for more information about the Monterey Road Project or call
Human Trafficking Meets its Match: Alliance 8.7
The United Nations’ target to stop forced labor and trafficking, especially of children – is being launched in September
Click here for more information.
Caring for Tree Canopy is a Community-Wide Effort (including tips on how to water and care for your trees)
Click here for SP Review Article
written by our the new SP Environmental Coordinator, Jennifer Shimmin