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August 2019

Charlotte "Char" Bland Announces Candidacy for Pasadena City Council District 4

(PASADENA, CA) – Charlotte (Char) Bland, longtime Pasadena resident, community advocate and corporate leader, officially announced her candidacy today for the Pasadena City Council District 4 seat.


Describing herself as a results-oriented business professional, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, as well as a concerned District 4 neighbor, Ms. Bland says she’s running on a platform of healthy communities, healthy families, smart growth and environmental justice.


“I want to create a front porch community among District 4 residents where neighbors can share their concerns about growing development, environmental issues, public health and public safety and education. I want a safe place for neighbors to join forces to address these issues and find common ground and workable solutions,” says Ms. Bland.


Ms. Bland says her leadership, experience and passion will serve as the foundation for her campaign.

“Not a week goes by that I don’t hear from someone who is concerned with how our neighborhoods are rapidly changing. We need smart growth with an emphasis on Quality of Life.  And we need to be aware of and engaged about what environmental conditions might be in play,” says Ms. Bland.


Ms. Bland says she stands on her record and experience as a results-oriented Senior Account Executive for several Fortune 500 companies supporting Government Accounts in their acquisition of technology, as well as her public service work on behalf of women and families. As Chair of the Pasadena Commission on the Status of Women, she led efforts to produce and distribute a free public report that examined the quality of life of women living and working in the City of Pasadena. In collaboration with Mount Saint Mary’s University, the report culminated findings from key city agencies and nonprofit groups to detail women’s status on housing and homelessness, domestic violence and human trafficking, pay equity and the status of women veterans.


As Pasadena’s District 4 City Councilwoman, Ms. Bland says she will continue to build alliances among vested stakeholders and work hard to build the trust and support of District 4 voters.


For more information about Ms. Bland’s candidacy and how you can get involved, go to

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July 2019



The Lamanda Park Specific Plan area is a new Specific Plan created from portions of the East Colorado Specific Plan and East Pasadena Specific Plan, which provides neighborhood-specific design and land use regulations for an approximately 189-acre area in eastern Pasadena. The proposed Specific Plan area is generally bounded by Corson Street to the north, Kinneloa Avenue to the east, Colorado Boulevard to the south and Roosevelt Avenue to the west. Notable assets in the Specific Plan area include the Frank Lloyd Gallery, Ganahl Lumber, Lamanda Park Power Substation, and the former Avon Distribution Center. This meeting was well attended and  great to meet the residents of District 4 and hear their opinions and input on the project.

August 2019

Assemblymember Chris Holden Representing the 41st California Assembly District 20th Annual  District Block Party and Resource Fair.

Saturday, August 3
500 Block of East Jackson Street in Pasadena

The event provided an open discussion on legislative and community issues, while enjoying live music, a classic car show, and so much more!

There were several local and state resources participating to provide useful information about their programs and to help answer your questions:

  • The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz),

  • Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Department of Consumer Affairs

  • Department of Developmental Services

  • California Office of Emergency Services

  • Department of Insurance

  • Covered California

  • Employment Development Department

  • Franchise Tax Board

  • Governor’s Office Business and Economic Development

  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire)

Very successful and well attended event! Great conversations and information that I look forward to sharing with our District 4 residents.

August 2019

National Night Out 2019

Attended the National Night Out 2019

The Pasadena Police Department held their 23rd National Night Out Kickoff event at Eaton Blanche Park.

The annual event highlights our community’s commitment to crime prevention and their dedication to promote a higher quality of life to all residents.

Participants met first responders from the Pasadena Police and Fire Department. City Council officials, and information booth from various city departments. Everyone enjoyed free food, game and activities for the family.

The event continued with several Block parties in the 4th District and I enjoyed meeting the Family, Friends and Neighbors in District 4.

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Charlotte (Char) Bland is a spark of power that not only walks her talk but shines through with integrity. Char is a results-oriented business professional, wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor, and social justice advocate who desires to facilitate the development and expansion of communities and organizations. As Pasadena’s District 4 City Councilwoman, Char’s strategic plan is focused on creating engagements for communities through front porch conversations.

With several decades of experience working within corporate and non-profit entities, Char has mastered both concrete tools and intuitive skills to be able to guide, direct, and support communities and corporations through the challenges of changing environments. The quality that separates Char from her counterpart is her innate ability to accurately assess the needs of her community and implement strategies to effectively meet those needs. Char takes an active leadership role in creating teams and managing personnel, while promoting productivity and collaboration to achieve results.

Char had been a resident of Pasadena in District 4 for over 20 years. She is married to her husband Reggie, and together they have four adult children and seven grandchildren.

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