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PetSmart for Monrovia / Clamshell / Redevelopment

~ In his weekly report (, Monrovia City Manager Scott Ochoa said PetSmart is planning to lease the former Circuit City site. "This 25,000-square-foot location will be a flagship store featuring pet training, kennel and boarding, and a wide array of pet food and supplies. PetSmart is expecting to be open by December 2011."
~ Also, he defended the city closing Lower Clamshell road (off of Ridgeside), saying that a) if the city clears the mudslides, then the state won't pay for it, and b) it's a bit dangerous for inexperienced hikers. He said the state has accepted the project application and the city will get quotes for the dirt removal and report back to the City Council within two weeks. 
~ On the state budget, Ochoa thinks that instead of eliminating redevelopment agencies (as Governor Brown proposed), the state may be willing to have all the redevelopment agencies chip in to buy a $1.7 billion bond from the state, which, he said, enables "the State's current dysfunctionality" by allowing it to continue to borrow money. But he thinks that might be better than trying to eliminate redevelopment altogether.
- Brad Haugaard

1 comment:

  1. Patricia RichardsonMarch 5, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Great! Now where is the books store?