Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2018 Closures, Reminders for Pasadena

Posted on January 11, 2018 in

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City services will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Specific closures, reminders and exceptions are listed below.

Pasadena Fire and Police departments will continue to provide patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and all other emergency services.  Always call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies.  For all other    non-emergencies, call (626) 744-4241.  Remember, “If You See Something, Say Something.”

The City Council will not meet on Monday, Jan. 15.  The Council’s next regularly scheduled meeting is Monday. Jan. 22.  The Mayor’s State of the City Address is Tuesday, Jan. 16 at John Marshall Fundamental (High) School, 999 N. Allen Ave.  Details at

Pasadena residents and businesses with power emergencies should call Pasadena’s Water and Power (PWP) Department at (626) 744-4673 and for water-related emergencies call (626) 744-4138.  PWP’s Customer Service Call Center will be closed, but customers can access their accounts and make payments by phone at (626) 744-4005 or online at

The Municipal Services Payment Center, the Permit Center and the Citizen Service Center, will all be closed, and resume regular hours on Tuesday, January 16.

Refuse and recycling collection will be delayed by one day during the week of Jan. 15-20.  Bulky item pickup service does not resume until Feb. 5.

On Monday, Jan. 15, Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride buses will operate on regular weekday schedules.  All on-street parking meters will be free Jan. 15, and time limits will not be enforced.  Parking meter enforcement will resume Tuesday, Jan. 16.  City-owned parking lots and garages will be open Jan. 15 and regular parking rates will be enforced.  Violations for red curb parking, overnight parking and blocking fire hydrants will continue to be issued.

All Pasadena Public Library sites will be closed Sunday and Monday, Jan. 14-15, with regular schedules resuming Tuesday, Jan. 16.

All community centers operated by the City’s Human Services and Recreation Department will be closed.  All parks will be open for picnics, fun and play, but no site reservations are accepted for the holidays.

The City wishes all residents a safe and enjoyable Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  For more information about Dr. King, go online to

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena!  Visit us online at; follow us on Twitter @PasadenaGov,, and Instagram @PasadenaGov,; on Facebook at; and on YouTube at  Watch live streaming or archived video on demand about us on KPAS, the City’s government cable TV channel, at  Or call the Citizen Service Center,, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.

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NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:  William Boyer, Pasadena Public Information Officer, City Manager’s Office, (626) 744-4755,