Representative Judy Chu, who represents the top edge of Monrovia, is urging Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, to "protect the San Gabriel Mountains by designating the area a national monument." Chu says she will be speaking at a public discussion on the mountains hosted by the U.S. Forest Service on Aug. 26 from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Baldwin Park Performing Arts Center at 4640 N. Maine Ave., Baldwin Park.
The Monrovia City Council has gone on record, unanimously, as opposing Monrovia's inclusion in Chu's proposed National Recreation Area, which would encompass the San Gabriel Mountains, and would encroach into Monrovia.
Meeting details: http://goo.gl/NPaON6
- Brad Haugaard