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City Officials Just Say No to Colorado Cruising on New Year’s Eve after 10 p.m.
No drones will be allowed along the parade routePasadena City Manager Steve Mermell, Police Chief Phillip Sanchez, Fire Chief Bertral Washington and Tournament of Roses Association Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director David Eads provided updates on safety preparations, roads closures, overnight camping and other up-to-date information for attendees of the 129th Rose Parade and the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game held on Monday, January 1, 2018. Sanchez said there were no known terrorist threats against the Rose Parade or the Rose Bowl game but noted he’s mindful of events the past year involving vehicles versus pedestrians. To that end, Sanchez told media that Colorado Blvd., the entire route will be closed to all traffic at 10 p.m. December 31. Sanchez advised cruisers to keep their Hot Rods at home. Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez said Thursday that city officials cannot stress enough the mantra… “If you see something, say something.” Homeland Security, the FBI, California Highway Patrol, LA Port Police, and even the National Guard will be on hand for protection. There will be “ overt and covert” operations Sanchez said implying that there will be a significant number of undercover officers keeping an eye on our safety. Without going into specific detail, Sanchez was asked about the possibility of a sniper attack reminiscent of the deadly Las Vegas shooting. “ We’re fully prepared…” Sanchez said. Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington reminded the public of the extreme temps. New year’s eve and to be prepared if your camping out overnight.
2018 Rose Parade Route Closures Begin 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31
The Pasadena Police Department will begin closing the route used for the annual Rose Parade effective 10 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. The closures will occur along Colorado Blvd, at Orange Grove Blvd., east to Sierra Madre Blvd.; and up Sierra Madre Blvd. to Paloma St.
The earlier closure time for most of the route is being done to enhance public safety and provide for a more efficient deployment of public safety resources. Key intersections will be staffed by law enforcement personnel to allow vehicles to cross Colorado Boulevard, either north or south, until 6 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at which time the entire route will be closed to all public vehicles.
“Currently, we have no known credible information regarding threats to either the Rose Parade or the Rose Bowl Game,” Pasadena Police Chief Phillip L. Sanchez said. “However, public safety at these premier events is our number one priority. We are taking these steps on a proactive basis to help provide a more secure environment as part of our on-going analysis of other large special events and activities around the world.” Chief Sanchez said the changes were done in full cooperation with the Tournament of Roses Association as well as other key stakeholders, other law enforcement agencies and security experts.
“It is important to inform the public now so that everyone can plan accordingly if they intend to be in Pasadena on New Year’s Eve, whether for a private party, dinner at a local restaurant or to find a favorite parade viewing spot. Streets will close early this year,” Chief Sanchez said.
Notices and maps are being mailed out to merchants, businesses and residents along the route this week to help keep them informed of the security changes. The City’s map shows the parade route, street closures and intersections that will be open to allow for north- and south-bound traffic to cross Colorado Blvd. For intersections that will close early, there will be no exceptions to the closures except for public safety purposes.
Police Chief Sanchez, Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington, Rose Parade and other City Officials will also hold Pasadena’s annual Public Safety Press Conference on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, to provide up-to-the-minute safety information in final preparation for the parade and bowl game. A separate media advisory for be sent to working press for that event.
The map and other public safety information for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game will be posted on the City’s website, www.cityofpasadena.net. For all other event information go to www.tournamentofroses.com; on Twitter, @RoseParade, https://twitter.com/RoseParade; Facebook, @roseparade, www.facebook.com/roseparade.
On Twitter, follow Pasadena, @PasadenaGov, www.twitter.com/pasadenagov and Pasadena Police, @PasadenaPD. On Instagram @PasadenaGov, www.instagram.com/pasadenagov; and Facebook, @cityofpasadena, www.facebook.com/cityofpasadena. Or call the Pasadena Citizen Service Center, www.cityofpasadena.net/Citizen-Service-Center, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at (626) 744-7311.
For More Information: Lieutenant Jason Clawson: (626) 744-7875
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