In his weekly update, City Manager Oliver Chi reports that ...
- For Fiscal Year 2017/18 Monrovia will be allowed to draw 20,000 fewer acre feet of water from the ground, 13.3% less than for Fiscal Year 2016/17 (July 1 through June 30, 2017) That's 130,000 acre feet compared to 150,000 acre feet. The Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster established this "safe yield." In response, Chi said the "City's strategy involves the continued imposition of aggressive water conservation measures, utilization of the City's Water Cyclic Storage Bank (a water savings account in which the City currently has over 1,400 acre feet of water production rights), and the strategic purchase of additional water production rights from other agencies in the Basin."
- The city's weekend shuttle service between the train station and Old Town has seen "very moderate usage." Since March 11, ridership on the shuttle has averaged 27 riders on Friday and 14 on Saturday.
- At the 2016 Neighborhoods USA annual conference, Monrovia Area Partnership won first place for its newsletter, second place for its Care for your Neighbor Program (Physical Revitalization / Beautification), and second place for its Youth Leadership Academy (Social Revitalization / Neighborliness).
- The Bob Bartlett Memorial Committee has recommended the City hire an artist to develop a mosaic mural at Station Square to honor the late Bob Bartlett. The city has received seven proposals and is reviewing the qualifications of the artists.
- An electrical failure last week at the city's well at 2655 S. Myrtle Ave. caused water to run into the street. Water Treatment Towers 3 and 4 had gone into an electrical shutdown, which let the water overflow.
- The Library will kick-off its Summer Reading Program on Thursday, June 16, from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Station Square Park with Fantastick Patrick, the one Man Circus Band. Laughs, juggling, music, a 10-foot high unicycle, and other "fantastic" tricks.
- Brad Haugaard