Councilmember Phil Cayten has been a resident of Pasadena and of his city council district for 29 years, and is married to Roxanne with three daughters: Dory, Erin and Kelly. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Construction Management (Civil Engineering and Construction) and additional technical college training in Electronics, Structural, Pipefitting, Welding, HVAC and Blueprints.
Councilmember Phil Cayten began his career with Boeing Co. and was instrumental in putting the first man on the moon. He later constructed Navy destroyers with Litton Ship Systems. He has been employed by Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) in engineering and construction project management for the past 35 years.
Community service affiliations include Habitat for Humanity construction worker, Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo committee member, Director and coach of Special Olympics Softball/Basketball programs for the mentally challenged, Pasadena Rotary Club, Crime Watch/Civic Club and is a member of Working America organization.
Councilman Phil Cayten’s goals for Pasadena include the creation of a safer, more attractive place to live, improving basic needs as well as quality-of-life enhancements for all citizens.His number one priority is maintaining strong Police and Volunteer Fire Departments for the protection of our citizens and homes. The second priority is drainage and the construction of additional Detention Basins along Armand Bayou. The remaining priorities include streets, senior citizen/youth programs and neighborhood integrity.He supports major redevelopment projects, especially on Pasadena’s north side, while envisioning a major sports complex construction that hosts tournaments for Pasadena's youth.
He believes in continuing the Capital Improvement Plan, which he played a major role in implementing, to rebuild Pasadena's infrastructure." Other goals include continuing to widen Fairmont to improve access to homes and shopping areas, promoting new business development, tearing down dangerous buildings, removing junk vehicles, enforcing neighborhood deed restrictions, revising and creating new ordinances as required and, finally, continuing to improve Pasadena's image.
He plans on continuing to think positively, setting goals and making long-range plans for the future of Pasadena.
Councilmember Phil Cayten's public service includes City Council District F representative from 1995 to 2003 and from 2007 to present, with two terms as Mayor Pro-Tem. He will serve as Mayor Pro-Tem again beginning July 1, 2010.
Should you wish to contact him, Councilman Cayten may be reached by phone at (713) 475-7858.