Due to the significant impacts to public health and safety involved with increasing the number of large events at the Rose Bowl from the current 12 to 25 per year to host the NFL, Day One staff has been closely following the issue. Staff is especially concerned with given the negligent enforcement of existing tailgating policies witnessed at the USC-UCLA game on Saturday November 17th.
The below copied document of photos was submitted to the Pasadena City Council in advance of the meeting to show elected officials and staff many of the issues witnessed by Day One staff, volunteers, and Youth Advocates in the tailgating areas at the 11/17/12 game at the Rose Bowl. Day One also submitted a letter listing a number of policy changes and evidence-based strategies that could be employed to reduce the negative effects to public safety and health of increasing the number of tailgating activities.
Day One encourages community members to weigh in on the proposed changes by contacting the City Council via email, phone and/or in person by providing comment at tonight's meeting (6:30pm, Council Chambers, Pasadena City Hall. Details can be found on tonight's Council Agenda (Item 11). Contact information for Pasadena's elected leaders can be found on the City's website here.