A few items on the Monrovia City Council agenda ( http://goo.gl/J14C3 ) for Dec. 20:
~ Consider whether to find a temporary replacement for Councilman Clarence Shaw during his active duty for the Army. http://goo.gl/dOJrH
~ The City Council will hear a report on an experimental Friday Night Live program designed to reduce the number of youth loitering problems during the street fair and consider whether to continue it. Opinion: The data ( http://goo.gl/D1Iol ) seems ambiguous. Also, the city increased police bike patrols at the same time as it added the youth program, which makes it a harder to untangle cause and effect. Change one variable at a time.
~ Consider a pilot Rental Housing Inspection Program in the 700–900 blocks of West Walnut and Olive Avenues. Rental properties result in the most service calls. Maybe more inspections will help. http://goo.gl/rFOoN
~ Consider a three-year contract with Family Festival Productions to continue putting on the street fair. City staff recommends approval. http://goo.gl/Tq9Jt
- Brad Haugaard