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Monrovia Staff Doesn't Like County Tax Plan | Construction on Foothill | Fire Engine Gets First Workout | Etc.

In his weekly report, City Manager Oliver Chi reports that ...

~ Monrovia city staff doesn't much like a proposed county parks tax measure that will likely be on the November ballot. An individual who, for example, owns a 2,000 square foot home would pay $60 a year. Chi says that the city would only get back 32 cents for each dollar of tax it would pay. Instead, West LA would get a big chunk of the money. He writes that, "it seems incongruent and unfair that our residents should have to pay for park space in Los Angeles and on the west side, especially when considering the fact that those areas are park deficient because of deliberate land use and development decisions that were made by Los Angeles / west side communities."

~ If you use Foothill frequently, Arcadia has begun a roadway improvement project along Foothill between Michillinda and Santa Anita. It should last through mid-August 2016. There will be sporadic lane closures, but Arcadia has indicated that at least one lane in each direction will remain open.

~ The city's new Fire Engine 101 got its baptism into service at a 3-car detached garage fire. City Manager Oliver Chi said it "performed flawlessly."

~ Learn CPR. The Sidewalk CPR program is scheduled for Thursday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Library Park.

~ There will be a free ESL Pronunciation and Conversation Class from May 31-June 23 for English-language learners. The class will be held Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Adult students must register prior to May 31. Online registration . Contact Library Supervisor Rebecca Elder at (626) 256-8274 for further details.

- Brad Haugaard


  1. What is the name of the proposed bill or bill number? November will have many proposals, want to make sure and vote NO on this one. We pay enough city taxes and assesments.

    1. I think the county is just thinking about adding it to the ballot. I don't think it is firmly decided yet.