A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR JEFF WAGNER:
On Tuesday January 24,2023 at approximately 2:30PM an F3 tornado touched down in Pasadena with winds topping 140MPH and cutting a path of destruction over a half mile wide. As a result, hundreds of homes, businesses, structures, and vehicles were significantly damaged and lives were changed forever. In the midst of this chaos, first responders, City employees, churches and faith-based organizations, along with hundreds of volunteers continued to serve others. They worked long hours and performed extraordinarily despite many of their own properties being affected. I could not be more proud of how people responded to this crisis. We are blessed to have had no reports of serious injuries. It never ceases to amaze me how QUICKLY this community rolls up its collective “sleeves” and jumps in immediately to help a neighbor in need. We truly are Pasadena Strong! Thank you and God Bless you all!
In order to help our community continue to move forward in the recovery process, all currently closed city services will open up at their regularly scheduled times on Friday January 27, 2023, with the exception of the Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, which are still recovering. There are a few important details I DO want to share with you. First…
DEBRIS INSTRUCTIONS – ON WEDNESDAY, HARRIS COUNTY PCT 2 AGREED TO PROVIDE PASADENA WITH DEBRIS REMOVAL AND WE HAVE SUBMITTED THE NECESSARY REQUEST. WHILE WE ARE WAITING FOR THAT TO BEGIN, OUR SANITATION DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN WORKING OVERTIME ALONG WITH OUR PARTNERS AT WASTE MANAGEMENT IN AN EFFORT TO PRIORITIZE AND PICK UP DEBRIS. PLEASE BE PATIENT AS MANY OF THESE SAME SANITATION EMPLOYEES’ PROPERTIES ALSO SUFFERED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE YET THEY ARE STILL WORKING.
We received our requested State Declaration of Disaster, so reporting damages at the websites provided is extremely important! Please do so, as every damage amount entered helps support assistance for this area. For links, please visit our Tornado Recovery Resource page at www.pasadenatx.gov
IN CLOSING, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, I HAVE WAIVED ALL RESIDENTIAL PERMIT FEES FOR 120 DAYS FROM THE DATE THAT THE DISASTER DECLARATION IS TERMINATED.
But we still need to get a permit? Is that correct?
Eliminating those residential permits fees will help many residents! Good job sir!