City Council District B Candidates
There are two individuals running for the City of Pasadena District B City Council Position, with one seat available. Please see below for information on these candidates listed in alphabetical order.
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Why are you running for city council?
I served from 2013 thru 2021 and I feel like I have the experience to best serve District B and Pasadena.
Each council district is comprised of thousands of people who live and work in Pasadena. What qualifications, job training and/or volunteer experiences prepare you to serve as the representative of your district?
Eight years on council and I have stayed active in the community.
What are your top three priorities in serving the city of Pasadena, and one thing you want to advocate for specifically on behalf of your district?
Public safety infrastructure and keeping taxes low.
Attracting new business and retaining existing businesses is vital to the success of a community. Business owners and industry partners large and small are faced with daily challenges - regulations, fees, permitting, workforce challenges and access to information and resources. What do you think needs to be done to support and grow existing businesses and to attract new businesses to choose Pasadena?
Provide tax incentives when possible and maintain a strong infrastructure.
Our city is mostly developed, and in order to grow, will have to begin to redevelop. How would you facilitate redevelopment? What tools (TIRZ, chapter 380 agreements, municipal bonds, livable community funding, management districts, grants) would you support to assist with redevelopment?
TIRZ and municipal bonds are possibilities as well as grants.
“Pasadena Loves Local” is an initiative focused on supporting local business and encouraging all citizens to choose local to benefit our community. In your opinion, what can be done to improve the quality of life in Pasadena so that it is a great place for people to choose Pasadena to live, work, play and shop?
Public safety is always a priority.Parks and recreation are always a plus to Pasadena also using code enforcement to support keeping Pasadena beautiful as we know it to be.
Bianca Valerio (Incumbent)
*Ms. Valerio was invited to participate in the questionnaire portion of Meet the Candidates, but declined the invitation to do so.