Pasadena City Council
The Pasadena City Council is the governing body of the city of Pasadena, California. It meets regularly on Mondays at 8:00 PM, except on holidays or if decided by a special resolution not to meet.
The Council is composed of seven members elected from single-member districts for four-year terms. While the mayor is elected by voters at-large, the Vice Mayor is elected by the council to a term of one year (though it is customary for him or her to serve multiple terms).
|Decline to State||1|
|1||Tyron Hampton||Banbury Oaks
|2||Margaret McAustin||Brigden Ranch
East Washington Village
|3||John J. Kennedy||Garfield Heights
|4||Gene Masuda||California Village
East Washington Village
Sierra Madre Villa
|5||Victor Gordo||Bungalow Heaven
Arroyo Del Mar
Past City Governments
Indiana Colony (1874-1886)
Between 1874 and 1886, the Indiana Colony, as Pasadena was then known, was privately owned and had no formal government, though most consider Daniel Berry to be the de facto leader.
Board of Trustees (1886-1901)
Originally classified by the State of California as a "Class-6 City," it was allowed the creation of a five-seat board of trustees, who chose the mayor. The seats themselves were at-large
|Mayor||Seat 1||Seat 2||Seat 3||Seat 4||Seat 5|
|1886||H.J. Holmes||H.J. Holmes||R.M. Furlong||Edison Turner||M.M. Parker||E.C. Webster|
|1888||M.M. Parker||Roscoe Thomas|
|1889||Amos G. Throop||Amos G. Throop||S. Townsend||J.B. Young|
|1890||John Allin||Alexander McLean||Elisha Millard|
|1891||T.P. Lukens||T.P. Lukens||A.K. McQuilling||James Clarke||E.M. Simpson||Thomas Banbury|
|1893||Oscar F. Weed||Oscar F. Weed||John S. Cox|
|1895||John S. Cox||Calvin Hartwell||Sherman Washburn||H.M. Hamilton|
|1897||George D. Patten||H.G. Reynolds|
|1898||George D. Patten|
|1899||Horace Dobbins||Thomas Hoag||Edwin Lockett|
City Council (1901-1921)
In 1901, a new City Charter was written, reorganizing the city government into a council comprising a publicly elected Mayor, multiple Councilmembers from separate wards, and an additional Councilmember elected by the city at large.
|Mayor||At-Large||First Ward||Second Ward||Third Ward||Fourth Ward||Fifth Ward||Sixth Ward|
|1901||Martin H. Weight||W.A. Heiss||C.C. Reynolds||Matthew Slavin||Fred E. Twombly||William Shibley|
|1903||William Vedder||W.B. Loughery|
|1907||Thomas Earley||H.C. Hoatling||J.D. Mersereau||H.G. Cattell||T.H. Webster||W.T. Root|
|1909||J.F. Barnes||W.K. Fogg||William Korstian|
|1911||William Thum||C.W. Rhodes||W.T. Davies|
Board of Directors (1921-1997)
Under Mayor Hiram Wadsworth, the City brought back the class-6 system, this time with a seven-seat Board of Trustees and an unelected mayor.
City Council (1997-present)
Under Mayor Chris Holden's direction, the City Charter was revised to allow for a City Council and an elected mayor. However, in 1999, Holden was defeated in the first city-wide election for mayor in eight decades by former Mayor Bill Bogaard.
|Mayor||District 1||District 2||District 3||District 4||District 5||District 6||District 7|
|1997||Chris Holden||Joyce Streator||Paul Little||Chris Holden||Bill Paparian||Bill Crowfoot||Ann-Marie Villicana||Sid Tyler|
|1999||Bill Bogaard||Steve Haderlein||Steve Madison|
|2007||Jacque Robinson||Margaret McAustin|
|John J. Kennedy|
|2015||Terry Tornek**||Tyron Hampton||TBD**|
*Chris Holden was elected to the California State Assembly in 2012. Joel Bryant was appointed to serve as interim councilman until the 2013 election. **Terry Tornek defeated Jacque Robinson in the election to succeed Mayor Bogaard. Tornek will be sworn in on Monday, May 4, 2015.
- "City of Pasadena - April 21, 2015 - General Municipal Election". City of Pasadena, California. 21 Apr 2015. Retrieved 22 Apr 2015.
- "Community Invited to Mayor Bogaard Appreciation Day - April 25, 2015". City of Pasadena, California. 21 Apr 2015. Retrieved 22 Apr 2015.