Pasadena has a long history of lofty statements and plans regarding green issues and sustainability. The rhetoric is generally forward-looking and commendable, but the performance is often lagging. Adequate staffing and funding have generally not followed the plans and proclamations. You will note that many of the plans that set the policy are more then ten years old and seem to have been forgotten in recent years.
The true test of how green Pasadena is not how many plans or promises the City of Pasadena and its leaders have made, but rather what specific actions, community involvment and buy-in, and political leadership has Pasadena exhibited.
* - An updated and combined Water Resources and System Plan is now being prepared but has not been made public.