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The City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on whether to approve Pasadena’s first Sister City relationship with an African city.

The vote considers adopting the designation for Dakar-Plateau in Senegal, which would join Pasadena’s current Sister City roster of Ludwigshafen, Germany; Mishima, Japan; Järvenpää, Finland; Vanadzor, Armenia; and Xicheng District in Beijing, China.

Dakar-Plateau is relatively small, with a population of 36,900, but it is a section of Senegal’s capital of Dakar, a sprawling coastal city of over 1 million. Dakar is the westernmost city on the African mainland.

Dakar-Plateau is 6,241 miles away from Pasadena. The road to this point in its City Sisterhood with Pasadena has been — literally and figuratively — a long one.

“The interest has been…

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