NAACP to Rally in Council Chambers on Monday

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy News Feature Stories NAACP to Rally in Council Chambers on Monday Group opposes treatment of Fire Chief By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Friday, February 7, 2020 | 3:01 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe In response to the reassignment of Fire Chief Bertral Washington, the Pasadena NAACP called on the African American community and allies to rally at the “Council Chamber to raise their voices and speak on the topics of diversity in key public safety appointments, internal systematic dilution of the African-American leadership, and community advisement” at Monday’s City Council meeting.“Has the Black community of the city of Pasadena become invisible? The audacity to put Mr. Washington on leave a day after Martin Luther King Day then try to embarrass him during Black History Month is another shining example of Pasadena City Leadership which seems to be led by the fire union and shows lack of respect for the African American community,” said Allen Edson, the President of Pasadena NAACP.City officials have not confirmed Washington was placed on administrative leave.Washington, who is African American, was moved to the City Manager’s office on Wednesday after City Manager Steve Mermell placed him on special assignment.According to Mermell, Washington “will implement projects related to public safety including the City’s Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) program.”Soon after that announcement, Mermell told Pasadena Now that Washington is still a city employee and Washington has received no decrease in pay.His new title has not been revealed by city officials.Mermell appointed Bryan Frieders acting chief.“In the past five years, the City of Pasadena has seen a decline in key city positions that were once held by African-Americans. This has called into question the reality of inclusive and equitable betterment for all in this very diverse community of the City of Pasadena.Washington was scheduled to appear in next week’s Black History Parade. It is unknown if he will still participate in the parade.Washington has not commented on his reassignment. Community News Top of the News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuffcenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  9 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Community Newslast_img

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