2020 Pasadena City Council District 2 Endorsement: Tricia Keane
Primary Election: Saturday, February 22 – Tuesday, March 3
Pasadena election information: https://www.cityofpasadena.net/city-clerk/elections-2020/
Find a voting center: https://locator.lavote.net/locations/vc
Candidate Campaign Page: https://triciakeane.com/
Tricia Keane is the Deputy Director of the Los Angeles Department of City Planning and a former Deputy Chief of Staff for Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin. As Pasadena stands at a crossroads between looking forward towards a more people-oriented and equitable city and one paralyzed by fear of change; Keane has decidedly focused her campaign with an optimistic vision of moving the city forward on housing, economic and social justice, and sustainability.
Another District 2 candidate, Felicia Williams, has experience as a long-time bike commuter and a track record of support for safe streets, including as a champion for the Orange Grove Blvd. road diet. We are disappointed that Williams declined to respond to Bike The Vote L.A.’s questionnaire, but recognize her important work to make Pasadena streets safer. Should Williams progress to a run-off election, we hope that she will continue to engage with safe streets advocates and work to improve transportation options within Pasadena.
In Tricia Keane’s response to Bike The Vote L.A., she demonstrated a strong understanding of sustainable mobility issues in the City, underlined the need to accelerate the implementation of adopted City plans, improve local bus service, and develop a robust network of protected bike lanes. She also recognized the power of utilizing low-cost tools such as plastic bollards and paint to efficiently improve safety for all road users in the short-term.
We appreciate Keane’s bold vision for a Pasadena that leads the way to solve the difficult challenges that the city shares with its neighbors across Los Angeles County. Bike The Vote L.A. is honored to endorse Tricia Keane for Pasadena City Council District 2.