WISPPA’s Monthly Gathering Returns Saturday After Hiatus

After a summer hiatus, “Woman Involved in South Pasadena Political Activism” (WISPPA) invites the community back to its monthly meeting, held at the Senior Center (1102 Oxley St.) on Saturday, Sept. 7. 

Refreshments start at 9 a.m., with meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m.

WISPPA, which encourages community conversations, was founded on the premise that community voices matter and can promote change in a city.  All voices are welcome, and WISPPA wants to hear from everyone.

WISPPA returns with a full agenda, including the Sales Tax Measure A and an open discussion on city issues, and Commission and City Council Reports.

After a short presentation from Council Member Diana Mahmud about Measure A, there will be opportunity to ask questions and clarify facts.  Measure A will appear on the ballot on the Nov. 5 special election. 

Other topics that will be presented in 2019/2020: Economic Development, Celebration 2020 – 19th amendment centennial, the mayor’s comments in November, and the annual Community Connections in February.

WISPPA is also asking members to think about being on the board. The group is asking residents to consider nominations, “including nominating yourself,” for the positions of president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, chair of the membership committee and chair of the communications committee.

The nominations and slate will be presented at the October WISPPA meeting. Voting will be during the annual meeting in November.

Notice about parking: the SPUSD lot is usually available for public parking.  In general, there are two-hour parking restrictions around the Library and Senior Center.  The further away from Library and Center, parking restrictions become three hours.

WISPPA’s purpose is to push for accountability, integrity and transparency in South Pasadena government and seeks to offer opinions and advocate for positions concerning the well-being of the City of South Pasadena, and to provide information to the electorate regarding city issues. WISPPA encourages qualified candidates, especially women, to develop their leadership skills and to run for office.  

Visit the WISPPA website at www.wisppa.org for more information.

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