This November there are eight Altadena Town Council seats open, one in each Altadena census tract.
By Nic Arnzen
Which means, if you live anywhere in Altadena you can use your vote to help shape the future. Or better yet, you can run for one of the seats and be on the front lines as Altadena faces multiple lingering issues in the coming years.
Over the next few years Pasadena’s Polytechnic School is looking to build a Sport’s Complex on the old Nuccio’s Nursery lot tucked right into the mountainside. One low-income housing project is currently under construction and at least one more being planned. The continued rise of unpermitted food vendor pop-up stands disrupt neighbors with smoke, garbage, parking issues, nighttime light and noise pollution, not to mention health risks for those purchasing food from these illegal vendors.
We continue to push for safety measures on our streets, better enforcement of loud “party houses” being rented out, and are witnessing a steady increase in the number of unhoused living outside and in vehicles throughout our town.
Altadenans have strong feelings on these issues. If you are one of them now is your chance to put your complaints and words into action. Run for a seat on the Council and help be the change you seek, or find out who shares your vision and vote accordingly. Candidate statements will be available on the Council website (AltadenaTownCouncil.org) after certification on October 17th.
Any resident over 18 years of age that has resided in Altadena for at least two years is eligible to run for the open seat in their tract. The application process is simple and applications can be found at Altadenatowncouncil.org or by reaching out to our Election Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important dates to remember: - October 13: Candidate Applications due. - November 4: Early Voting Day. - November 7: Voting Day.
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