South Pas Coalition Asks
CA Attorney General for
Investigation of the Police Dept
July 15, 2021- A coalition of South Pasadena groups including Care First, BLM South Pasadena and A.R.C. submitted a complaint to the CA Attorney General to investigate past instances of bias in the police department.
Caltrans Wastes Over $23M 'Protecting' Unused Homes
Records provided by the CHP reveal Caltrans Region 7 is paying $23.5 million to the CHP to guard 138 empty Caltrans properties along the I-170 corridor over a 13-month period. The cost far exceeds the cost of building repairs.
Care First presents their 2021-22 Budget Proposal to City Hall
Care First South Pasadena introduced a series of proposals for South Pasadena’s upcoming fiscal year 2021–2022 budget to support a racially and economically inclusive future for all residents and an improved natural environment and transportation system.
WATCH Care First as we present our 2021-22 Budget Proposal
Watch Care First South Pasadena's presentation of our budget proposals for 2021-22.
Measure J Passes! and
Gascon wins LA DA
Measure J is a ballot measure that would amend the L.A. County Charter to require at least 10% of locally controlled revenue (about a billion dollars) to be invested into local communities and alternatives to incarceration.
Care First urges Measure H funds be used for SERVICES, not Policing
Funneling Measure H funds to law enforcement for outreach to unhoused people in the community is the wrong approach. The purpose of outreach is to develop trust, a connection to community, and hopefully in time, a bridge to appropriate services. The purpose of policing—enforcement of laws—is at odds with those goals.
Care First Joins Local Orgs to Provide Meals and Necessities to the Unhoused
CareFirstSP joined ARC and SPBLM to distribute meals and necessities to local homeless neighbors. This will be an ongoing effort. Contact us if you'd like to help, either as a volunteer or financially.