Saturday, November 21, 2009

Shop Locally, Pasadena!

The "Grow Your Community. Shop Pasadena" campaign is geared to residents, workers and visitors.

Now in its second year, the intention is to help everyone understand that local dollars spent locally keep people employed, pour money back into the local economy, and fund programs and services that improve the quality of life in this community.

The City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce partnered with The Agency at Art Center College of Design about a year ago to develop the campaign.

You may have seen some of the ads in magazines, at bus shelters and on websites.

Sales tax, business license fees and property taxes paid by businesses help pay for essential services such as police and fire protection, park maintenance, library services and much more, as well as supporting our public schools.

So this holiday season, whether you're shopping for a book or a BMW, think about the positive impact you'll have on your own community if you make that purchase locally!


Petrea said...


Bellis said...

I don't mean to be a humbug, and I love shopping in Old Pasadena and Paseo, but I'm always thinking about my parking ticket (if I'm on a meter) or exceeding the 90 free minutes at the parking structures, so I don't browse around away from the main area. How about a weekend parking charge amnesty?

Cafe Pasadena said...

Bell is right!: make it Free parking on Sat & Sun begining with Black Friday thru Christmas.

pasadenapio said...

I wish it were that simple. Parking revenues help fund essential city services, so to reduce parking revenues would mean reducing those services.

Paul (the talker guy) said...

And parking meters ensure that shoppers, not store employees take up valuable on-street parking.

Not everything is always about revenue. Ask the stores on South Lake that see employees take up free parking on Shopper's Lane depriving their customers easy access to their stores.