Friday, January 27, 2017

Construction on the Historic Santa Fe Depot


This is just a quick note to let everyone know that last week, given the start of rehabilitation work on the Historic Santa Fe Depot, the City had construction fencing put up at Station Square. As you may recall, to facilitate the construction work, public access through the City’s Station Square Promenade was blocked off, which means that there is no pedestrian through-traffic allowed from Myrtle Avenue through the Promenade to the Gold Line Station. Instead, all pedestrian and public access to the Gold Line Station will be coordinated to take place on Pomona Avenue headed west, to Primrose Avenue headed south.
The City has put up directional and information signage throughout the Station Square area to redirect individuals looking to get to the Gold Line Station from Myrtle Avenue, as those individuals will have to walk through Station Square Park to Pomona Avenue, and take Pomona Avenue to Primrose Avenue to access the Gold Line.
In addition, we’ve had several banners made which highlight that the Gold Line Station is open during construction (see the attached graphic). Throughout the period of construction, there will be full pedestrian access to the Gold Line Station from Primrose Avenue.
Also, the bus stop for Foothill Transit Line 270 is currently located at the terminus of Primrose Avenue at the Gold Line Station. Given the construction that is pending, in the next few weeks, Foothill Transit will be moving that bus stop onto Myrtle Avenue at the existing Foothill Transit Line 494 stop (on Myrtle Avenue just north of Pomona Avenue).
One last note… the attached map has been prepared to provide a general graphical representation of the area that will be closed to public access during the rehabilitation of the Historic Santa Fe Depot. To that end, the area highlighted in red will be secured with fencing and only individuals associated with the construction effort will be allowed onto the site while the work is being coordinated.
We apologize to everyone for any inconvenience the construction activity will create, and are looking forward to expeditiously completing the restoration of the Historic Santa Fe Depot! Based on our current construction schedule, it is anticipated that the work will take around 6 months to complete, which puts the end of construction in the June / July 2017 timeframe.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Volunteer for the Homeless Count

Help volunteer with the Homeless Count here in Monrovia on Tuesday January 24. Sign up to volunteer at or by calling 626-256-5575

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Share Your Dreams

Join the City of Monrovia and The Creative Resistance Network (CRN) in celebrating our dreams and focusing on the future. On Martin Luther King Day weekend (1/13 to 1/16), CRN will have the opportunity for all of us to creatively come together and tie our dreams for the future to "dream trees". Bring your friends and family with you for what will surely be an impactful conversation and day.

For more information, contact Lisa at

Monday, January 9, 2017

MAP-Ed Quarterly 1/21

Join us for our upcoming MAP-Ed Quarterly

Saturday January 21, 2017
11:00am– 1:00pm

City of Monrovia 
 Library Community Room
321 S. Myrtle
Monrovia, CA 91016

MAP is bringing you an update on homelessness in the San Gabriel Valley and the City of Monrovia. Please join us for a conversation regarding trends, what the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is working on, and how it affects Monrovia and Los Angeles County.

In addition to that, we will have City staff coming in to discuss some findings they have as a part of working on a Homelessness task force here in the City. Everyone will also get an opportunity to sign up to volunteer for the homeless count.

Please RSVP by calling Ariel at 626-932-5563 or email at

We will need a head count for seating so please let us know either way!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Monrovia Fire and Rescue and Monrovia CERT are proud to announce a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training in February 2017. You must be 18 or over and live or work in Monrovia. Class size is limited. Participants must pre-register and must complete all three class sessions to receive a certificate.
Saturday, February 4, 2017             8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017          8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017          8:00 am to 5:00 pm

To register, please email: with the following information:
Name | Address | Phone number

Please put CERT Course Registration in the subject line.