Councilmember, Mayoral Candidate Gordo Marches With Activists After They Protest at His Home

first_imgHome of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Protesters showed up at the home of City Councilman and mayoral candidate Victor Gordo in response to Saturday’s officer-involved shooting death in Northwest Pasadena.But instead of creating a tense situation by calling police Gordo got up from his dinner table and addressed the activists, then walked with the group to discuss their concerns.“This is a time when we should be seeking unity in our city,” Gordo said. “I was asked by the people to come outside to engage in ideas. I was asked to walk with them and I listened. It is our role as elected leaders to bring our city together. I have done the same thing with others who have a different vantage point, including our police officers. I am doing everything I can as an elected leader to understand varying points of view and bring people together.”Gordo walked with the group for several blocks before returning home.The group met at 4 p.m. at La Pintoresca Park, near the shooting scene, then caravanned to Gordo’s home after Monday’s City Council meeting.Some activists headed to Mayor Terry Tornek’s house for a vigil at 7 p.m. The event at Gordo’s house was listed as a protest. Less than a dozen people showed up at Tornek’s home.On its Instagram page, the group said Gordo is expected to win the mayor’s race and listed Tornek as a roadblock to police oversight.Both Gordo and Tornek have recently supported separate police oversight models considered by the City Council.Gordo supported a model that would lead to an oversight commission and an independent auditor. That model would have required a vote to change the city charter in order to make the auditor independent of the city manager’s control.That measure was denied by the council by a vote of 6-2.Tornek backed a separate model that would also create a commission and an auditor. Under that model, oversight would remain under the control of City Manager Steve Mermell.No vote has been taken on that model yet. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Make a comment STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Community News Councilmember, Mayoral Candidate Gordo Marches With Activists After They Protest at His Home Demonstrators caravan to mayoral candidates’ homes on Monday By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 2:07 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 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. Top of the News 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautylast_img

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