Hahamongna is the rare spot in the Arroyo Seco at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains where the mountainous watershed meets the urban plain. Periodically floods roar into this basin. Bounded on the north by the mountains and Jet Propulsion Laboratory and on the south by Devil's Gate Dam, Hahamongna contains five unique habitat zones that only exist in alluvial canyons near the mountains. Most sites like this in Southern California have been destroyed.

Don't let Hahamongna go the way of other lost environmental treasures in Southern California.

The Meaning of Hahamongna

The original settlers of the region were sometimes called the Hahamongna Indians. The word means "Flowing Waters, Fruitful Valley" in the native Tongva language.

Speak Out for Hahamongna

Keep it Natural!

Monday, July 12th, 2010, 6:30 pm

Pasadena City Hall, Council Chambers

100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena

Alert: Pasadena Council Again Balks at Reviewing Soccer Fields at Hahamongna

June 3, 2010 -- The Pasadena City Council has again delayed a discussion of whether to even consider a request by the Hahamongna Water Park Advisory Committee (HWPAC) to review the city's plan to build additional soccer fields and a parking lot in the middle of the flood basin. The matter was agendized for the Council meeting of May 10 but was removed from the agenda at the last minute. It was then announced that the discussion would be deferred to Monday, June 7th. The discussion has again been delayed until July 12th.

Apparently strong pressure is being exerted on Mayor Bogaard and Councilmembers to ignore the request from the Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Committee and the Environmental Advisory Commission to reconsider a 2003 plan to place two soccer fields and a parking lot in the middle of the Hahamongna flood basin.

The HWPAC letter and a series of staff-generated reports can be found under item 21 on the Council Agenda: http://ww2.cityofpasadena.net/councilagendas/2010%20agendas/May_10_10/agenda.asp

Please come to the Council Meeting and let your voice be heard. Pasadena must reconsider this ill-advised plan and preserve the rare natural values of the Hahamongna area.

Council meetings are held at Pasadena City Hall and begin at 6:30 pm, although the Hahamongna matter is likely to come up somewhat later.

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