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 April 1st
Come at 8:30 a.m. for refreshment& social time.
Meeting begins at 8:45; Speaker at 9:30
General Plan and Mission Street /Fair Oaks Specific Plan
Hear about the why, what, and where we are at the moment.
.Kelly Koldus, WISPPA member and liaison to the General Planning Process on behalf of the Planning Commission will give an overview and lead a discussion. Many current WISPPA members were on the original General Plan 20 years ago. They will be on hand to offer insights. City staff will also be available for questions and answers.
at the Calvary Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall)
1050 Fremont Ave.
PUBLIC IS WELCOME!
FOR ONLY $40 A YEAR
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 * *
South Pas has a new online platform, Neighborland,
to empower local residents and businesses to do just that as part of the City’s General Plan and Mission Street Specific Plan update process. It is a social media website that gives local residents and businesses a space to discuss what they want to see in their City, facilitating conversations between community members and City planners. Using a Neighborland account, residents can go to https://neighborland.com/plansouthpasadena to share ideas on important neighborhood improvement projects that should be addressed in the South Pasadena General Plan and Mission Street Specific Plan.
The City invites residents and businesses to take part in a brief survey to tell us your thoughts on the issues that need to be addressed in the General Plan and the Specific Plan, identify where there are opportunities for change in the community, and help define the key objectives for the update process. To download the survey, go to: http://www.plansouthpasadena.org/assets/survey-alternate-return-address.pdf