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City to Post 'No Parking - Residents Only' Signs Near Clamshell Trail

Ridgeside near Clamshell trail.

City Manager Dylan Feik reports that the city will add nine more signs in the Ridgeside/Oakglade area to persuade people not to park near the entry point of Lower Clamshell Trail. The signs will say, "No Parking - Residents Only."

If you want to know why people are being forbidden to park in a location that appears perfect for people to park without disturbing the neighbors, it is because it was a condition the city had to meet to get an easement to allow the trail to be opened. See here for details:

- Brad Haugaard


  1. I wish the City of Monrovia was as enthusiastic about complying with the terms of the grant they received from the State of California for purchasing some of the Hillside Wilderness Preserve as they have been in complying with the demands of a dozen wealthy residents near the Clamshell fire road.

    The grants the City received require that the lands acquired with the grant money be open to the public. So what does Monrovia do? They close it to the public, but in a sneaky but transparent way. In the winter it's closed because "rains have made it unstable and dangerous" and the rest of the year it's closed because of "fire danger." Funny how that works out, isn't it?

    1. Really ? When is it or when was it closed? The bobcat fire burned right up to it, I've hiked up there multiple times and it's always been open.

    2. The trail is not closed. This is just about parking.

    3. The city is totally corrupt in it's management of the hillsides and and access. Did you know the city illegally is allowing the residents that have property in the preserve to take over and develop preserve land. The city managers are openly giving preserve land away and not caring about the massive lawsuits that they are exposing us to. Want proof? Look at the historic satellite maps of the properties up there. In the past 3 years the property owners who won't allow residents to walk on the dirt road that crosses their property, have taken over acres of preserve land. Installed grass, massive sprinkler systems. The city knows and allows it.

  2. If the residents are replacing brush with grass it could be to keep combustibles away from their homes, which, in light of the Bobcat Fire, is probably a good idea.