City of Pasadena


Population: 143,985
Median Home Value: $716,200
Median Household Income: $74,106

Although Pasadena is best known as the host of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl football game, the City also boasts numerous cultural amenities, fine restaurants and top retailers. All this helps Pasadena live up to the true meaning of its name—the Crown of the Valley. Visit City Website

Key Information

Tech Incentives

Home to an incredible mix of public and private research interests, Pasadena has emerged as one of California’s most innovative technology areas.

Major Employers

California Institute of Technology/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena City College
Kaiser Permanente
Huntington Memorial Hospital
Bank of America

City Facts

The word Pasadena literally means "valley" in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian language, but it has been interpreted to mean "Crown of the Valley" and "Key of the Valley," hence the adoption of both the crown and the key in the official city sea

Key City Contacts

Interim Director of Planning & Community Development

David Reyes
100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228 Pasadena CA 91109
(626) 744-4650

Manager of Economic Development

Eric Duyshart
100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228 Pasadena CA 91109
(626) 744-7353

City Manager

Steve Mermell
100 N. Garfield Ave., Room S228 Pasadena CA 91109

Chamber of Commerce

Paul Little
44 North Mentor Avenue Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 795-3355


Terry Tornek

City Council Member (district 1)

Tyron A.L. Hampton

City Council Member (district 2)

Margaret McAustin

City Council Member (district 3)

John J. Kennedy

City Council Member (district 4)

Gene Masuda

City Council Member (district 5)

Victor M. Gordo

City Council Member (district 6)

Steve Madison

City Council Member (district 7)

Andy Wilson



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