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Pasadena – Political

The City of Pasadena is a charter city with a Council-Manager governmental system. Pasadena residents directly elect the Mayor to serve four-year terms. The City Council consists of seven members, each of whom represent a specific geographic district within the City. The City Manager oversees and directs the City’s departments to ensure that they meet the City Council’s goals, apply policy consistently, and identify key issues that need Council direction.