Congresswoman Judy Chu, who represents Monrovia, has just announced on Twitter that:
"I'm about to introduce a bill to expand the San Gabriel National Monument and create a new National Recreation Area."
Chu had earlier pushed for the San Gabriel Mountains -including part of Monrovia - to be designated as a National Recreation Area. The Monrovia City Council opposed that measure and the proposal did not advance in Congress. Then, she asked President Obama to declare part of the San Gabriel Mountains to be a National Monument, an approach which did not require approval of Congress. Mr. Obama did that.
- Brad Haugaard