Pasadena City Hall and many City services will be closed on Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2012 and New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Specific closures and exceptions are noted below.
Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to be staffed during the holidays for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. For any life-threatening emergencies, please remember to call 9-1-1.
Power emergencies should call the Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) Department at (626) 744-4673 and for water-related emergencies call (626) 744-4138. PWP's regular Customer Service Call Center will be closed for the holidays, but customers can still pay their bills by telephone at (626) 744-4005 or on the Web at www.PWPweb.com. The City's Municipal Services Payment Center at City Hall will be closed both holidays.
Refuse and recycling collection for both Tuesday, December 25, Christmas Day, and Tuesday, January 1, New Year's Day, will be delayed by one day. All other routes will be serviced per schedule.
On December 25, the City's Area Rapid Transit System (ARTS) and Dial-A-Ride transportation programs will not be in operation, but will resume regular service on Wednesday, December 26. All parking meters not posted as a "No Parking" zone are free and time limits will not be enforced on Christmas Day, but all parking meter enforcement will resume on Wednesday, December 26. Violations for red curb parking and blocking fire hydrants will continue to be enforced.
On January 1, New Year's Day, the ARTS buses and Dial-A-Ride programs also will not be in operation, but will resume regular service on Wednesday, January 2. All parking meters not posted as a "No Parking" zone will be free on January 1 and time limits will not be enforced on New Year's Day. Parking meter enforcement will resume on Wednesday, January 2. Violations for red curb parking and blocking fire hydrants will continue to be enforced.
All Pasadena Public Libraries, including the Central Library and all branches, will be closed Sunday, December 23, Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. In addition, all libraries will be closed Sunday, December 30, Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1. The Villa-Parke Branch Library will be closed beginning Saturday, December 22 until Tuesday, January 1.
All Community Centers operated by the City's Human Services and Recreation Department will be closed December 24 through December 28. They will open for a half day on December 31, New Year's Eve, from 8:00 a.m. to Noon, but will be closed on January 1. The centers will resume normal hours again on January 2. All parks will be open for picnics, fun and play, but no site reservations are accepted for the holidays.
The City wishes all residents to safely enjoy the Christmas and New Year's Holidays, and reminds everyone to celebrate responsibly by always designating a driver.
For more information about the City of Pasadena, go online to www.cityofpasadena.net.