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Monrovia Council To Consider Leasing Old Train Depot; Raise for City Manager; Removing Invasive Species; New Job Classification; Oversight Committee


At its Dec. 1 meeting (agenda ), the Monrovia City Council will ...

- Consider leasing the historic Santa Fe train depot to Daylight Limited for 55 years for a $2,500 a year. Plus, the city will loan Daylight $1.5 million for 25 years. If the company rehabs the depot to the city's satisfaction, the loan will be forgiven. Source

- Consider boosting City Manager Oliver Chi's salary by 2.5%, from $195,000 to $199,875. Source

- Consider applying for a grant to remove invasive species from Monrovia Canyon Park and Hillside Wilderness Area. Especially the Ageratina adenophora (commonly known as eupatory or sticky snakeroot). Source

- Consider agreements with city employee groups to create a new job classification scheme that will designate 114 job descriptions for the city. Source

- Consider establishing an oversight committee for "Monrovia Renewal," the plan to fix the city's water and sewer lines. Source

- Brad Haugaard

8 comments:

  1. Tell us more about this Daylight Limited company the city wants to give $1,500,000 to, along with a ridiculously low monthly lease for over a half century. Who are they? A quick Google search only turned up companies in New Zealand and the UK. Is this one of those companies? If the city is willing to give millions to this company to rehab and occupy one of our most famous landmarks for the next 55 years, I'd like to think they have a sound track record.

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    1. Maybe they're a subsidiary of Green Leaf?!?

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  2. Daylight Limited is an LLC formed just for this purpose, you won't find any information on them. Why aren't they naming the names of these people? The gall to give the city manager a raise at the same time that he negotiated this obviously corrupt deal is unbelievable.

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  3. Daylight Limited LLC is Samuelson & Fetter. Follow the link, it's in there.

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  4. Isn't Samuelson & fetter the same people that sued the city and got the property down there for free. Who is Samuelson & fetter friends with.

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  5. Look at the campaign contributions.

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    1. Tom blatantly declared Samuelson and Fetter as "friends" during the campaign in a Star News article. $1200 is their best investment ever. Most corrupt government Monrovia has ever seen.

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  6. Why in the world should the city manager get a raise!!??

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