Pasadena could ban bulky furniture from parade route

Thinking of lugging that old couch to Colorado Boulevard to watch the Rose Parade this year?

Well you better think twice — city officials are looking to ban such items and other bulky furniture from the parade route as a way to ease New Year’s Day clean-up.

Star-News reporter Dan Abendschein reports the Pasadena City Council is mulling an ordinance that would allow police to issue citations to people who bring in big furniture or lots of chairs to the route.

“The prohibition will likely be against anything that can’t be moved by one person alone,” said Nicholas Rodriguez of the City Attorney’s Office.

Apparently, it costs the Old Pasadena Management District several thousand dollars each year to clean up old barbecues, mattresses and couches along four blocks of the route.