Public services will shut down Monday
By Carl Kozlowski 08/29/2013
As most Pasadena residents enjoy a day off from the grind of work while celebrating Labor Day on Monday, most city employees will be enjoying beers and barbecues at home as well. In keeping with longstanding tradition, City Hall and many city services will be closed on Monday in observance of the holiday.
As a result, the Pasadena City Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, Sept. 9. Rest assured, however, that Pasadena Fire and Police departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. Those experiencing life-threatening emergencies are reminded to call 911.
Local residents and businesses with power emergencies are asked to call the Pasadena Water and Power Department at (626) 744-4673, while those with water-related emergencies should call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s Customer Service Call Center will be closed for the holiday, but customers can access their accounts and make payments by phone at (626) 744-4005 or online at PWPweb.com. The city’s Municipal Services Payment Center at City Hall also will be closed on Labor Day.
The official holiday also means that the city’s trash and recycling service will be postponed one day throughout the week of Sept. 2. Monday pickup service will be on Tuesday, Tuesday pickup on Wednesday, Wednesday pickup on Thursday, Thursday service on Friday and Friday pickup on Saturday. There will be no bulky item pickups on Saturday.
Don’t expect to crack open a free book or go online at the Pasadena Public Library’s locations on both Sunday and Monday, as the libraries actually take off two days. The Area Rapid Transit Service (ARTS) local-line buses will not be operating, but will resume normal schedules again on Tuesday.
One upside of the decreased city activities is that all parking meters are free and parking time limits will not be enforced on Monday. However, follow common sense to avoid violations for red curb parking and blocking fire hydrants will continue to be issued.
Those looking for fun at the city’s recreation and community centers, which are operated by the city’s Human Services and Recreation Department, will find their doors closed. If you’re willing to have fun outdoors, all city parks will be open for picnics, fun and festivities. No site reservations are accepted on holidays.
Labor Day Weekend also will be the last weekend of the summer season to enjoy the water play facility at La Pintoresca Park, 45 E. Washington Blvd. The water play facility will be closed beginning Sept. 5 and will re-open Memorial Day Weekend 2014.
For more information, visit cityofpasadena.net.