Michael A. Cacciotti

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cc_cacciottMichael A. Cacciotti
Councilmember
District 4

1414 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 403-7218 message center 
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Councilmember Cacciotti was first elected to the City Council in 2001 and was re-elected in 2005 and then re-elected again in 2009 and 2013. He was chosen by his fellow Councilmembers to serve as Mayor during the 2003-2004 and 2007-2008 mayoral terms. He most recently served as Mayor for the 2011-2012, 2016-2017 term and as Mayor Pro Tem for the 2015-16 term.

Councilmember Cacciotti is a deputy attorney general with the State of California Department of Justice. Previously, he was a deputy state attorney with the California Department of Transportation, and prior to that he served as an attorney for the speaker pro tem of the California State Assembly. Councilmember Cacciotti taught high school in Miami, Florida, before becoming an attorney. He possesses a United States Soccer Federation National “B” license and has been active as a soccer coach at the youth, high school, and college levels for more than 30 years.

Councilmember Cacciotti is the City's alternate representative on the Gold Line Foothill Construction Authority JPA and the San Gabriel Council of Governments (where he has served as an alternate or Board member since 2003). He also serves on the South Coast Air Quality Management District representing the eastern cities of LA County since 2008 and on the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy as an advisory board member since 2001. In 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009, he visited China as part of education programs for elected officials and established relationships between South Pasadena and several Chinese cities.

Over the past few years, Councilmember Cacciotti has been actively involved in raising awareness of environmental issues. He instituted AQMD Electric Lawn Mower Exchange and Leaf Blower Exchange programs in the city. In addition, he was responsible for the City’s adoption of a low-emission vehicle (LEV) purchase policy, which was subsequently adopted by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments. In 2006, South Pasadena won a Clean Air Award from AQMD in the category of Model Community Achievement. In July, 2014, through his efforts, the city held its fifth-annual Clean Air Car Show with the added Green-Living Expo.

In early 2015, through Councilmember Cacciotti's initiative, the City's Garfield Park became the first municipal park in the United States to be maintained entirely by gas free, electric commercial lawn equipment.