“In Pasadena, the income of households near the top ($249,841) is almost 10.8 times greater than the income of those near the bottom ($23,042). Only four of the 37 California cities with more than 140,000 people have a wider rich-poor gap — San Francisco (12.4), Oakland (11.2) Glendale (11), and Los Angeles (10.9). No other cities have a rich-poor gap in double digits.” - Pasadena: A Tale of Two Cities
Learn what this widening gap means for Pasadena residents and how strong community advocacy is needed now to inform the City’s General Plan.
A community discussion will be held immediately following the presentation.
What: Pasadena: A Tale of Two Cities with Peter Dreier
When: Tuesday, February 17 at 7pm
Where: Armory Center for the Arts, in the Community Room
(145 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena)
Price: Free and open to the public, donations gratefully accepted
RSVP: To attend, email email@example.com
About Peter Dreier
Peter Dreier writes widely on American politics and public policy, specializing in urban politics and policy, housing policy, community development, and community organizing. He is also a frequent speaker on these topics. Dreier is co-author of three books about cities and urban policy, including The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City (2005). He is also engaged in civic and political efforts at the national and local levels. Dreier joined Occidental in 1993 after serving as housing director at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and senior policy advisor to Boston Mayor Ray Flynn.