Showing posts from September, 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

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 re…

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 Californ…

Water Conservation

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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…

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!

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 pic…

Grandparents Day | September 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

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