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Sep 09 2016 - 02:20:00 pm
A tax rate of $0.575388 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of City of Pasadena. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

The governing body of City of Pasadena proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of funding increases to employee medical expenditures, purchase of new equipment, as well as other increased expenditures related to the operations of the City.

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.575388 per $100
PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE $0.575388 per $100
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $0.551083 per $100
ROLLBACK TAX RATE $0.575615 per $100

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Pasadena from the same properties in both the 2015 tax year and the 2016 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that City of Pasadena may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.


property tax amount= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:

Mike Sullivan
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector


You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing: September 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM at CITY HALL.
Second Hearing: October 4, 2016 at 10:00 AM at CITY HALL.

This notice can also be viewed in its entirety here.
Pasadena Police Department is now hiring
Sep 07 2016 - 03:08:00 pm
The Pasadena Police Department is currently recruiting for a Basic Police Academy. For anyone interested in become a Pasadena police officer, the first step is to sign up for the Civil Service Exam, which will be held on Saturday, October 1 at 9 a.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center. The deadline to sign up for the exam is Friday, September 23. To sign up for the exam, call the Police Academy at (713) 475-4824 or go to for more information.

The Pasadena Police Department offers excellent starting pay and benefits, including:

  • Starting Salary: Cadet - $54,060.
  • Take home car after two years of service
  • T.C.O.L.E. Certificate Pay
  • Compensation for Spanish language ability
  • 15 Days Vacation per year
  • 15 Days Sick leave per year
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • 15 Days Paid Military Leave per year
  • Health, Dental and Life Insurance
  • A generous benefit pension plan

Eligibility Requirements
1. You must be a United States citizen.
2. By the date of hire, you must be at least 18 years of age for all civilian positions.
3. All applicants for civilian positions must demonstrate “keyboarding” proficiency.
4. By the date of commission as a Pasadena Police Officer, you must be at least 21 years of age and not yet 45 years of age.
5. At the time of application, you must have a high school diploma from an accredited school or program. In lieu of a high school diploma, a G.E.D will be accepted if you have completed 12 college hours at an accredited college or university, with at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. GPA is calculated from all transcripts.
6. You must have a valid and current Texas driver’s license.
7. You must have good visual acuity, normal color vision, and depth perception consistent with the occupational demands of law enforcement. Applicants must possess binocular (three dimensional) vision and have eyesight which is correctable to 20/20, not to exceed 20/100 uncorrected in either eye. Applicants must be able to distinguish the full spectrum of color vision by passing the color vision test. Any applicant who completes the color vision test with two or more crossings in the same direction is automatically disqualified. You will be required to submit to an eye examination by a doctor of ophthalmology or optometry.
8. You must not have any defects or physical condition that would interfere with the duties and performance of a police officer.
9. You must meet all licensing requirements as established by current T.C.O.L.E. rules.
10. You must abide by the Pasadena Police Department’s current tattoo policy.

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