Monday, December 11, 2017

Monrovia Public Library Happenings for this Week!


Adult Literacy Center – Weekly Conversation Groups – Culture & Conversation: Practice speaking English by discussing and reading the ‘News for You’ weekly newspaper in a friendly and relaxed setting. Build confidence in your work, school, family and social life. For more information, call (626) 256-8273 or email vcastellanos@ci.monrovia.ca.us

§  Every Thursday, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Heritage Room

Adult Literacy Center – Speak Easy – Join us for round-table talking and practice speaking English in a friendly and relaxed setting. New topics weekly, including: popular culture, work and jobs, health, and more. Build confidence in work, school, family and social life. For more information, call (626) 256-8273 or email vcastellanos@ci.monrovia.ca.us

Teen Winter Scavenger Hunt & Movie Mania - Sleigh this holiday season by brushing up on your cookie decorating, gift wrapping, tree ornamenting, and hot cocoa making skills! Then curl up and watch a holiday movie. For grades 6 – 12.

§  Friday, December 15, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Library Community Room

Tween Art Lab - Tweens grades 5 and up are welcome to experiment with their creativity at Tween Art Lab! Learn to create beautiful work of art that is as unique as you. Taught by a teen art instructor. All supplies will be provided.

§  Saturday, December 16, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Library Story Room


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Help Monrovia Conserve Water!

Our region is still facing severe water shortages!  Please watch and share Monrovia’s water conservation video to help spread the word about what’s happening in our region, and how it will be impacting us all in the coming months and years.  You can watch the full video online on the Monrovia Conserves webpage, where you will also find additional information on how you can make a difference by conserving water and limiting your outdoor water use.

Please remember to water early in the morning or late at night to minimize water loss, and only water once every four days.  As outlined in the mandatory Phase IV Water Conservation Regulations, outdoor watering should be limited to:

  • About once per week (no more than every fourth day)
  • No more than 15 minutes per landscaped area.
    • Note: The 15-minute limit does not apply to drip irrigation systems, new planting of low-water usage plants, or if reclaimed water is being used as permitted by law.

  • Only before 8:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m

Be sure to visit Monrovia Conserves for more information on Phase IV Water Regulations and for tips on how individuals can help our community save water together!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ALDI’S GRAND OPENING!!

We wanted to let everyone know that Monrovia’s new Aldi’s Supermarket will be hosting a grand opening celebration on Thursday, December 7, 2017, with a formal ribbon cutting scheduled to take place at 8:25 a.m.  Aldi’s is known for its premium exclusive brands, high-quality grocery items, and low prices… and all of us here at the City are excited to welcome the supermarket retailer to our community!

To RSVP: rbrehm@webersandwick.com


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

30,000 Grant Funding Awarded to the City!

We wanted to share with everyone that the City was recently awarded a $30,000 grant to facilitate our continued focus on addressing homeless issues here in Monrovia.  L.A. County and the United Way developed the grant program that would allow for a maximum award of $30,000 for agencies the size of Monrovia, and we are excited to have been selected as an award recipient.  The funding is aimed at developing additional mechanisms through which homeless individuals can find permanent housing. 

One of the reasons that Monrovia was selected for this grant award has to do with the program that we have developed here locally.  By working together, our Monrovia Homeless Outreach Team has facilitated permanent housing solutions for 7 of our homeless population.  While in the permanent housing arrangement, the 7 individuals are required to enroll in program geared towards teaching life skills, job training, and rehabilitation / mental health care.

There is still much work to be done, as the City is working hard to balance the need to help those in need with the community’s right to enjoy our public spaces.  We will continue working to address this challenging issue, and if you have any questions / comments, please feel free to  contact City Manager, Oliver Chi at (626) 932-5585

Monday, December 4, 2017

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Parade!

The holiday season is right around the corner and to celebrate this special time of the year, the City is hosting the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Parade on Thursday, December 7, 2017!  The evening is set to begin at 6:00 p.m. with the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Library Park, 321 South Myrtle Avenue.


Following the Tree Lighting Ceremony, the City’s Holiday Parade will begin at 7:00 p.m. The parade will travel north on Myrtle Avenue from Chestnut Avenue to Palm Avenue. If you’re interested in submitting an entry to the Parade, please return the application to the Monrovia Community Center by Wednesday, November 22.

We also thank our partners, the Monrovia Old Town Merchants, who have sponsored the Holiday Parade for many years. Come out and join us for this fantastic community event!  And if you have any questions, please contact Lisa Hansberger at (626) 256-8246, or via email at lhansberger@ci.monrovia.ca.us.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Monrovia Renewal Update!

Construction is underway in the Northwest Section of Monrovia Renewal, and will be occurring over the next several months.  Monrovia Renewal is the City’s multi-year initiative to address needed repairs and make system-wide improvements to our water, sewer, street, and sidewalk infrastructure.  The Northwest Section of the project includes the area of town bordered to the north by Hillcrest Boulevard, to the south by Colorado Boulevard, to the east by Myrtle Avenue, and to the west by the western limits of the City. The updated construction map outlines the latest improvements happening as part of the Northwest Section improvements for Monrovia Renewal… check it out and see what you have going on around your street!

Please note that as part of the planned work, there are three (3) stages for the construction activity.  Those stages include:
  1. If underground work is required to repair a water or sewer pipeline beneath your street, this will take place prior to the concrete or street repairs.
  2. Concrete repairs to curbs, gutters, and driveway approaches will take place next.
  3. Street repairs occur after all other work has taken place. Streets slated for repairs receive one of three treatments: a new top coat (slurry seal); a whole new top layer (mill and overlay); or the street is removed to dirt and fully reconstructed

Julian Fisher Park Dedication THIS SATURDAY!


Monday, November 27, 2017

East San Gabriel Valley Winter Homeless Shelter Schedule

This past week, the City was provided with winter shelter schedule, as developed by the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition.  Winter shelters will be available beginning December 1, 2017, and will remain activated in various parts of the San Gabriel Valley through March 1, 2017. 


A copy of the schedule has been included as an attachment to this email for your reference, and the City has distributed the schedule to key members of our team to ensure that those who are in need of help and services have access to the information.  If you have any questions, the Emergency Assistance Center operated by the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless can be reached at (626) 333-7204. 

PUBLIC HEARING TO ADDRESS PROPOSED WATER RATE ADJUSTMENT SCHEDULE

At last Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the City Council also authorized staff to begin the Proposition 218 process that must be followed prior to adopting the proposed water rate adjustment scheduled for early 2018. The water rate adjustment is needed in order to absorb new fees being passed down to the nearly 30 water agencies in our region. These fees are being levied on the City by the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster (Watermaster) and the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District (Upper District) in order to address the water supply shortage in the Main San Gabriel Basin following the historic, decade-long drought. By instituting these fees, the Watermaster was able to purchase 40.7 billion gallons at a cost of over $100 million to replenish the groundwater aquifer that supplies our region and return the Basin to a healthy level to ensure a continued water supply.

Provided in the table below is a water rate review summary for a typical single-family residence with a 5/8 inch or 3/4 inch size meter.  Please note that nearly half of the City’s customer base is comprised of single-family residential customers.  Based on the proposed rate increase, the typical single-family residential water customer (who uses 15 units of water per month) will see a monthly increase in their water bill of $17.08 in Calendar Year 2018 (effective March 8, 2018).

However, it is important to note that the proposed water rate structure does take into account usage related costs, which means that the less water that is used by an individual residence, the less costs that will be incurred.  The chart below has been prepared to highlight how our proposed water rate increase would impact customers based on usage rates of 10 units / month, 15 units / month, and 20 units / month.








In addition, at build out in FY 2021/22, the new cost for water is expected to increase by around $37 / month more than what the typical residential customer pays today.  We know that this water rate adjustment will cause additional financial strain on residents and business owners.  It is important to note that a senior discount and economic hardship discount will continue to be offered to residents for whom the proposed fee adjustments would present an undue burden.

Also, it is important to emphasize that all of these new costs are pass-through costs which will be paid to the San Gabriel Basin Watermaster and the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District for the purpose of importing water into our region.  A video explaining the drought related issues that have driven the need for this particular rate increase can be found online at the City’s dedicated water conservation website. 

Note that prior to implementing any property-related fee adjustments, the City is required to follow State-mandated Proposition 218 majority protest proceedings.  In accordance with Proposition 218 requirements, during the week of November 20, 2017, staff will be mailing public hearing notices to all affected customers detailing the proposed rate adjustment and the reasons behind the rate increases.  These notices will include a protest ballot that can be returned to the City to protest the rate adjustment.  If a majority (50% + 1) of affected customers protest the proposed rate adjustments, then the City Council will not be able to adopt the new rates.  If a majority protest does not occur, then the City Council can adopt the new rates after the public hearing on January 16, 2018.

Community Meetings Scheduled Regarding Proposed Water Rate Adjustment
The City has scheduled the following community meetings to give the community multiple opportunities to learn more and ask questions prior to the public hearing on January 16, 2018, including:

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m., Library Community Room (321 South Myrtle Avenue)
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m., Library Community Room
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m., Library Community Room
  • Monday, December 18, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m., Monrovia Community Center (119 West Palm Avenue)
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m., Library Community Room



If adopted at the public hearing on January 16, 2018, the new costs would become effective as of March 8, 2018.

For further information, please contact City Managers Office at (626) 932-5512

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Holiday Home Decorating Contest!

The very popular annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest, sponsored by the City of Monrovia, is right around the corner!  As part of the program, residents who decorate their homes for the Holiday Season have the chance to be recognized by the City in twelve decoration categories, including:


  • Best Still Display – Decorations with no movement
  • Best Outdoor Display – Best overall outdoor decorations
  • Best Window Display – Decorations visible on or through a window that can be seen from the street
  • Most Effective Use of Lighting – Best outdoor lighting display
  • Best Decorated Outdoor Tree – Holiday tree must be in front of the residence
  •  Best Neighborhood Effort – Street(s) with many homes decorated in a similar theme
  • Snowman Award – Best display using one or more snowmen
  • Children’s Choice Award – Best display that depicts a youthful theme
  • Santa’s Workshop Award – Best depiction of Santa’s Workshop in decorations
  • Holiday Spirit Award – Most festive display


  • Tim McKeehan “Best of Season” Award – Best overall holiday display in the City

Applications for the Holiday Home Decorating Contest will be available beginning Monday, November 20, 2017, and can be obtained on the City’s website at the Monrovia Community Center.  Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, and the contest judging will take place on Monday, December 18, after 5:00 p.m.  Decorations must be visible from the street, as judges do not exit the vehicle to view decorations.  All applicants will be entered in the Holiday Home Decorating Contest Map.  Award winners will receive a yard sign to display and be recognized during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at City Hall in Council Chambers.  For additional information, please contact the Public Services team at (626) 256-8246.


Saturday, November 25, 2017

Julian Fisher Park Formal Dedication!


Upon the  near completion of the major renovations at Julian Fisher Park, a formal dedication event will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.  Please feel free contact City Manager, Oliver Chi at (626) 932-5585 if you have any questions regarding this matter!


Julian Fisher Park Renovation Update
Over the last week, construction crews have been working to complete a new trail area in the park, along with installing drought-tolerant landscape upgrades.  Our team has also facilitated the installation of new interpretive signs for visitors of the park.  Updated pictures of the work that has been complete to date are included below, and we do think Julian Fisher Park is looking pretty terrific! 






Over the next few weeks, our team will be working to finish up the last few loose-ends at Julian Fisher Park, which includes:
  • Gazebo improvements
  • Complete remaining landscape improvements
  • Signage installation
As a reminder, youth and adults are invited to enjoy recreational basketball at the Mary Wilcox Youth Center Gym, the playground / picnic space at Recreation Park, and any of our other park facilities!  

Should you have any questions regarding construction, please call Lauren Marshall, Management Analyst, at (626) 932-5579, or email her at lmarshall@ci.monrovia.ca.us.

For questions regarding recreational basketball at the Mary Wilcox Youth Center, please call Katie Distelrath, Recreation Division Manager, at (626) 256-8225, or email her at kdistelrath@ci.monrovia.ca.us.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Join Senator Portantino For a Millenial Open Dialogue!

Senator Anthony Portantino is hosting another open conversation with millennials to discuss the issues that matter most to them. Join the Senator for an intimate conversation about today’s political climate and how millennials can make an impact through civic engagement.

When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Pitzer College, Benson Auditorium (1050 Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA)

RSVP at rsvpsenatorportantino@gmail.com or (818) 409-0400




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

'Tis the Season For Giving!

Join Monrovia Fire & Rescue for a special Spark of Love Toy Drive event!  

On November 24 and 25 10:00am-4:00pm, come stuff the Monrovia Fire Engine with toys to bring joy to a child in need this holiday season!  The Fire Engine will be parked in front of the Studio Movie Grill (formerly the Krikorian Theater) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., so please help us fill it to the brim for those in need!  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Monrovia Fire & Rescue at (626) 256-8181.


Canyon Park's Second Kids Crafts In the Canyon Event!

Monrovia Canyon Park is hosting another Kids Crafts in the Canyon Event on Sunday, November 26, 2017!  This time around, we will be building small planters and sowing them with California Wildflower seeds!  While November may seem late in the year to plant seeds, did you know that the best time to plant in California is actually in the autumn months, rather than the spring time!  California’s rainy season is very short and seeds and seedlings will do best if allowed to soak up all of our fall and winter rains. This allows them to establish their roots before giving us all those beautiful spring flowers!


If you are interested in building a small planter for wildflower seeds and learning more about our amazing native plants, please stop by the Nature Center between 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2017.  

For more information, please feel free to call Monrovia Canyon Park at (626) 256-8282.

Monrovia Police Department Sem-Weekly Neighborhood Watch Report

The most recent Police Department semi-weekly neighborhood watch report for the period November 13-15, 2017, has been included for your review and reference. During the last seven-day period, the Police Department handled 376 service events, resulting in 64 investigations.

A copy of the report can be found at the following link: Neighborhood Watch Report

Monday, November 20, 2017

Library Events Coming Up This Week!

  • Monday Movie Night - Dress in your pajamas, bring your blanket, pillow and your favorite stuffed friend to join us for Monday Movie Night!  Enjoy freshly popped popcorn as we cuddle up to watch a terrific movie with your family!  This event is sponsored by Friends of the Monrovia Public Library.
o   Library Community Room, 6:00 - 7:45 p.m. on Monday, November 20

  • Homework Help Canceled This Week - Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no Homework Help on Monday, November 20, and Tuesday, November 21


  • Stop by the Library Before the Holiday Weekend! Happy Thanksgiving Drop by the library and stock up for the holiday weekend with FREE movies or make that long, Turkey Day drive to Grandma’s house a little easier with audiobooks!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Please join us at the 25th Annual Scholarship Gala to raise funds for local high school seniors. Tickets are $65 and attire is cocktail. Ticket request and donations can be sent to MDBAA, P.O. Box 186, Monrovia Ca 91017.



Saturday, November 11 at 6 PM - 12 AM
Nov 11 at 6 PM to Nov 12 at 12 AM
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Monrovia - Pasadena Area
924 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, California 91016




Monday, October 16, 2017

Hi All! 
Our Friends at Monrovia High School are asking you to Save the Date for Beauty and the Beast, which will be at the Taylor Performing Arts Center.
Show dates are Nov. 30th at 8:00 PM, Dec. 1st at 8:00 PM, Dec. 2nd at 2:00 and 8:00 PM, and Dec. 3rd at 5:00 PM. 


For tickets, go to lktaylorperformingarts.com!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Reminder: MAP-Ed Quarterly Meeting | Saturday 10/14

MAP Leaders!
You are cordially invited to our MAP-Ed Quarterly Meeting coming up on

THIS Saturday, October 14, 2017
from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Library Community Room

We will hear updates on Monrovia’s homeless situation and how Monrovia PD is working to help.  In addition to that, we will have a special guest from Senator Portantino’s office to give us the “State of the State” and updates on initiatives and laws that will be coming in January that affect our community.  Lastly, staff will also be providing an update about the pending water rate increase being coordinated.  At the meeting, all participants will also get a sneak peek into what 2018 will bring for MAP.  Don’t forget to bring a friend to hear this great information!


For any questions and to RSVP, please call Ariel Tolefree-Williams at (626) 932-5563 or email at atolefree@ci.monrovia.ca.us.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

You Are Cordially Invited | October 14, 2017

The City of Monrovia cordially invites you to the next MAP-Ed Quarterly Meeting coming up on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the Library Community Room.  We will hear updates on Monrovia’s homeless situation and how Monrovia PD is working to help.  In addition to that, we will have a special guest from Senator Portantino’s office to give us the “State of the State” and updates on initiatives and laws that will be coming in January that affect our community.  Lastly, staff will also be providing an update about the pending water rate increase being coordinated.  At the meeting, all participants will also get a sneak peek into what 2018 will bring for MAP.  Don’t forget to bring a friend to hear this great information!

For any questions and to RSVP, please call Ariel Tolefree-Williams at (626) 932-5563 or email at atolefree@ci.monrovia.ca.us



Monday, September 25, 2017

Renewal Construction Reminder!

Monrovia Renewal is the City’s multi-year initiative to address needed repairs and make system-wide improvements to our water, sewer, street, and sidewalk infrastructure.  Our team of dedicated staff and expert contractors are preparing to start construction in the Northwest area on September 18, 2017.

Contractors will start on the northwestern edge of the Northwest section on Lincoln Place and work their way east and south, then move to Greystone Avenue and work west, saving concrete repairs on streets with scheduled underground work for last.



Three Stages of Construction Work:
1. If underground work is required to repair a water or sewer pipeline beneath your street, this will take place prior to the concrete or street repairs.
2. Concrete repairs to curbs, gutters, and driveway approaches will take place next.
3. Street repairs occur after all other work has taken place. Streets slated for repairs receive one of four treatments: a new top coat (slurry seal); minor crack / gravel repairs and then a new top coat (cape seal); a whole new top layer (mill and overlay); or the street is removed to dirt and fully reconstructed.
 

Want to Learn More About the Monrovia Renewal Improvements Coming to Your Neighborhood?  Learn more by visiting the Monrovia Renewal website or contact the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575.  Also, for the latest information, click the blue “Subscribe” button on the top of the Monrovia Renewal homepage to get periodic project updates sent straight to your inbox!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Taking Back Our Community

Like Monrovia, many cities across the state are experiencing alarming increases in violent and property crimes that are affecting our safety and overall quality of life.  To address this issue, during the past month, Monrovia has taken the lead in coordinating the development of the Taking Back Our Community coalition, which is aimed at amplifying our message that certain elements of AB 109, Proposition 47, and Proposition 57 have resulted in unintended adverse public safety impacts in California.



Our Taking Back Our Community coalition certainly recognizes that criminal justice system improvements in California were needed, and that AB 109, Proposition 47, and Proposition 57 instituted some positive improvements.  Furthermore, we also believe that those criminals who commit non-violent crimes should not be subject to long prison sentences.

However, given the collective changes that have been implemented by AB 109, Proposition 47, and Proposition 57, the reality is that…

…in California today, theft of any items under $950 has become a consequence free crime.

 …in California today, the following felony crimes are classified as being “non-violent” in nature:
o Domestic violence
o Rape / sodomy / oral copulation of an unconscious person or by use of a date rape drug
o Battery with serious bodily injury
o Assault with a deadly weapon
o Inflicting corporal injury on a child
o Solicitation to commit murder
o Hate crimes
o Exploding a destructive device with intent to cause an injury

…in California today, individuals convicted of the above referenced “non-violent” felonies are eligible for early release from prison, at the sole and absolute discretion of the State of California.

As a group, those of us that are part of the Taking Back Our Community coalition want to speak in a unified voice that the increases in crime we have been seeing throughout California are attributable in part to recent State legislative changes.  And rather than just sit back and allow the criminal justice system pendulum to keep swinging between the total-incarceration and no-incarceration spectrum, we think that common-sense changes should be made so that we can keep the best parts of AB 109, Proposition 47, and Proposition 57, while also effectively protecting our residents and businesses from inappropriate criminal behavior.

To that end, the Taking Back Our Community coalition is quickly growing to include many cities in our region, as the response to the initiative has been overwhelming and positive.  We currently have approximately 25 cities that have formally joined the group, with another 15 cities in various stages of joining our efforts. 

We have also created a new web page (www.TakingBackOurCommunityCA.com) – which for the time being links to a page on Monrovia’s website – where individuals can learn more about the public safety issues at hand.  We encourage you to visit our website and share our new video!  

Monday, September 18, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Pink Patch Project: Monrovia PD

The Pink Patch Project is a collaborative effort between the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs' Association (LACPCA) and more than 175 public safety agencies throughout the nation designed to increase public awareness about breast cancer and to raise funds for the fight against this disease. 

The program centers on vibrant pink versions of the agency’s uniform patches. Monrovia Police Department employees will be wearing these pink patches on their uniforms during “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” this October. The pink patches are intended to stimulate conversations within the community and raise public awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer. 

The Monrovia Police Department is selling their commemorative pink patches to the community, along with Pink Patch Project T-shirts, challenge coins, and other items. Proceeds from the sale of Monrovia’s commemorative Pink Patch Project items go to fund breast cancer education, research, and treatment at the City of Hope. 

Throughout September, Pink Patch Project volunteers will be staffing a booth at the Los Angeles County Fair. Pink patches and other related items will be available for sale to the public with the proceeds going to the various hospitals and organizations we are supporting. Please stop by the Pink Patch Project booth and join us in the fight against breast cancer!  

·         When:  September 1 – 24, 2017

·         Where: Los Angeles County Fair (1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768), Exhibit Hall #4


·         For more information about the Pink Patch Project, visit www.pinkpatchproject.com.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A Taste of Old Town

SAVE THE DATE!  Because the greatest food tasting event in the San Gabriel Valley – the Taste of Old Town Monrovia – is set to take place on October 15, 2017, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.!  Many thanks to the Julie Gentile and the Kiwanis Club of Monrovia for their efforts in putting on this premier food and wine tasting event!  See the event flyer below for additional information, and we hope to see you all there!


Monday, September 11, 2017

MAP Care For Your Neighbor Program

On Saturday, August 26, 2017, the MAP Care for Your Neighbor Program successfully completed another community improvement project and helped a Monrovian in need.  A property on Acadia Avenue, while well kept, had a few issues with the front landscape.  Traditional code enforcement efforts were not necessarily going to solve the problem to gain compliance… so MAP stepped in.

The MAP Care for Your Neighbor Program jumped into action by coordinating community resources to help clean up and beautify the landscape.  City staff partnered with MAP Leaders, the Volunteer Center and even brought out some family members to provide resources and assistance in the efforts.  We planted succulent plants and spread mulch throughout the yard, and even installed some pavers and bricks that immediately spruced up the yard.  The property owner, a lifelong Monrovian, expressed that she was extremely grateful for the help and for being part of such an amazing community. 


Below are some before and after pictures of the project site.  The Monrovia Area Partnership wants to thank everyone who was able to help to make this community improvement project another success for our Monrovia neighborhoods. Want to get involved? email us at map@ci.monrovia.ca.us !







Friday, September 1, 2017

Earthquake Preparedness 9/9

Are you ready for the next earthquake?  While we can’t know when the next big earthquake will occur, we can learn what steps to take to be prepared and how you can protect your home and family.  This workshop will feature guest speaker Margaret Vinci from the California Institute of Technology.  Best of all, this workshop is FREE, and each household in attendance will receive a free gift and refreshments to enjoy!

To learn more, please read the attached newsletter from MOHPG with more details.

§  DATE: Saturday, September 9, 2017

§  TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

§  PLACE: Community Room at the Monrovia Public Library (321 S. Myrtle Avenue)

§  RSVPs REQUIRED!  Attendance is limited to 60 people and attendees must RSVP in advance! To RSVP, visit MOHPG’s website at http://www.mohpg.org


Sponsored by the Monrovia Fire Department and the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group (MOHPG) 



Thursday, August 31, 2017

MAP Leadership Academies

Have you told your neighbors about the Leadership Academies starting next week?? Our Youth Leadership Academy starts on Wednesday September 6 and the Adults start Thursday September 7! Tell a friend, neighbor and/or facebook friend to join us!

Ready to sign up? Click the following links: YOUTH + ADULTS


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Monrovia Day at the Fair | 9/13/17

HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR DISCOUNTED TICKETS TO MONROVIA DAY AT THE LA COUNTY FAIR YET?!?!  THIS ONE-DAY ONLY EVENT IS SET FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017


Monday, August 28, 2017

What's Happening at Julian Fisher Park?

Construction crews are making great progress completing the major renovations at Julian Fisher Park!  These renovations will completely transform the park with new basketball courts, seating, and a public restroom.  Here are some details about the progress our team has been making:

  • Grading of the basketball courts and the future location of the Portland Loo began this week
  • City staff are working on installing the sewer lateral for the Portland Loo
  • City staff will also be working on repairing and painting the gazebo to give it a refresh
  • The electrical contractor is working on installing the electrical for the new park walkway and gazebo lighting




Youth and adults are invited to enjoy recreational basketball at the Mary Wilcox Youth Center Gym, the playground / picnic space at Recreation Park, and any of our other park facilities!  Should you have any questions regarding construction, please call Lauren Marshall, Management Analyst, at (626) 932-5579. 

For questions regarding recreational basketball at the Mary Wilcox Youth Center, please call Katie Distelrath, Recreation Division Manager, at (626) 256-8225

Friday, August 25, 2017

#MonroviaRenewal

Want to Learn More About the Monrovia Renewal Improvements Coming to Your Neighborhood?  Well, to learn more, visit our website at www.cityofmonrovia.org/monroviarenewal or contact the Public Works Division at (626) 932-5575.

Also, for the latest information, click the blue “Subscribe” button on the top of the Monrovia Renewal homepage to get periodic project updates sent straight to your inbox!

 


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Monrovia STILL Conserves

Despite Governor Brown’s declaration that the drought is over in California, here in Monrovia and in the surrounding region, we are still experiencing severe drought conditions that require immediate action to help ensure a continued water supply to meet our health and safety needs. 


To help summarize the conditions that got us into this dire situation, City staff worked with Ready Artwork, a Monrovia-based design firm, to develop a new public outreach and educational video.  Please watch and share this video widely to help spread the word about what’s happening in our region!  You can watch the full video online at www.MonroviaConserves.org, where you will also find additional information on how you can make a difference by conserving water and limiting your outdoor water use.

Monday, August 21, 2017

EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOP | 9/9/17

Are you ready for the next earthquake?  While we can’t know when the next big earthquake will occur, we can learn what steps to take to be prepared and how you can protect your home and family. This workshop will feature guest speaker Margaret Vinci from the California Institute of Technology. Best of all, this workshop is FREE, and each household in attendance will receive a free gift and refreshments to enjoy!

To learn more, please read the attached newsletter from MOHPG with more details.

  • DATE: Saturday, September 9, 2017
  • TIME: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • PLACE: Community Room at the Monrovia Public Library (321 S. Myrtle Avenue)
  • RSVPs REQUIRED!  Attendance is limited to 60 people and attendees must RSVP in advance! To RSVP, visit MOHPG’s website at http://www.mohpg.org
  • Sponsored by the Monrovia Fire Department and the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group (MOHPG)


Friday, August 18, 2017

Monrovia Wine Walk

Are you ready to sip a variety of wines, shop for unique finds and eats, and support small businesses?? If so, be sure to get your tickets for our very first Old Town Wine Walk event!

Developed by the City in partnership with the Monrovia Old Town Advisory Board, the Wine Walk is intended to encourage customers to explore all of Old Town’s businesses during this unique event.  Over twenty Old Town businesses have signed up to serve samples of wine while attendees browse all they have to offer!  There will be acoustic entertainment playing on each block of Old Town to add to the festive atmosphere, so after a few samples of wine, you may find yourself dancing down the streets of Myrtle Avenue!

Ticket Prices:
§  Pre-Sale Tickets - $40
§  At the Door - $45 -- This event may sell out, so buy your tickets early!

Where to Buy Your Tickets:
§  Support Your Local Non-Profits! We encourage attendees to purchase their tickets from the participating non-profits first, as they will keep all the proceeds! Benefits will go to:
o   Centre Stage
o   Monrovia Duarte Black Alumni Association
o   Monrovia Youth Baseball League
o   Monrovia Reads
o   Monrovia Latino Heritage Society
§  Monrovia Community Center - Stop by 119 W. Palm Avenue to buy your tickets from our friendly staff.
§  Online - You can also buy your tickets online, with the addition of a processing fee: https://impactflow.com/event/monrovia-s-wine-walk-sipshopsupport-3124