Renegotiate the proposed St. John Vehicle Capacity project for safer, climate-friendly alternatives
MAY 21, 2020 • SUNRISE SEQUOYAH
On May 27, the Pasadena Planning Commission is reviewing a project for consistency with the City’s adopted General Plan. The St. John/Pasadena Ave. Capacity Project includes adding an additional right-turn lane from California Blvd. on to Pasadena Ave. and adding a second left-turn lane from the freeway exit on to California Blvd. Not only does this project not meet the City’s purported goals, but it will have significant impacts on the safety of Sequoyah students, residents, and the environment, all for the sole intended purpose of moving cars faster (which it likely won’t even do).
Sign our petition asking the Pasadena Planning Commission to reject the project and direct City staff to renegotiate this project with Metro as neighboring communities like San Marino, Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County have successfully done to fund safer and more sustainable alternatives.
Reinstate the Pasadena Plastic Bag Ban
MAY 10, 2020 • SUNRISE SEQUOYAH
We do not have to choose between worker safety and the sustainability of our communities – this is a false dichotomy. Reusable items like grocery bags are safe and sustainable, and are no more likely to carry the virus than their disposable counterparts. This decision will lead to increased pollution from the production and disposal of single-use plastic bags and disproportionately impacts vulnerable frontline communities, without protecting workers’ health in any way.
We strongly urge Pasadena City Council to immediately reinstate Pasadena’s bag ban and increase fact-based communication with the public regarding the safety of reusable items.
April 20, 2020
As we face a public health crisis we were vastly unprepared for, we’re seeing the need for radical change to be prepared to combat future crises. On April 20, 2020, teens and young voters across California demanded Sen. Dianne Feinstein support a People’s Bailout, short-term economic relief and support for people and community health, and for Sen. Feinstein to treat the climate crisis as the emergency it is by backing the Green New Deal to ensure future generations—including her grandchildren—have a habitable planet to live on in a day-long virtual office takeover.