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Monrovia Competing for 'All America City'; Trash Rates Going Up; Race Unity; Garden Night; Historic Walking Tour; ADUs

In his latest report ( City Manager Dylan Feik reports: 

~ Monrovia is one of 20 finalists, 10 of which will an All-America City award. That out of more than 30,000 cities in the country. On June 11 each community will have 10 minutes to present to a jury why it is an All-America City. City Manager Dylan Feik and a group of community leaders will travel to Denver to make the presentation.

~ Trash costs going up. Athens Services has requested both a Consumer Price Index (plus 1%) fee increase and an extra fee to comply with the state's "Short-Lived Climate Pollution Reduction Strategy." The CPI increase (to keep up with inflation) will be 3.82% plus 1%, or 3.82%. The fee for complying with the state's new regulations will be another 3% for residential services and 7% for businesses. The fee would be effective July 1, 2023.

The city estimates that typical residential customers with 90-gallon trash/recycling barrels, cost will be $42.80/month. Typical commercial customers with one-3 yard bins, cost will be $258.92/month. The City Council will review the rate increase request at its June 13 meeting. For more information contact Public Works at 932-5575.

~ The Second Annual Race Unity Celebration and Awards will be held Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., at Station Square with guest speaker Oscar DeGruy, youth advocate, experienced actor, public speaker, workshop creator, and mentor. Sponsored by Baha'is of Monrovia. Contact Barbara Gholar at 415-7259 for more information. 

~  Arcadia Association of Realtors Breakfast will be provided, and City staff will be available before and after to answer any questions. For further information call the Arcadia Association of Realtors at (626) 446-2115. Details

~ There will be a Family Garden Night on Friday, June 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at the Monrovia Community Garden at the corner of Magnolia and Colorado. Email to register and for more information.

~ Monrovia Historic Preservation Group will hold a walking tour of Old Town tomorrow, Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m. Meet at the southeast corner of Myrtle and Palm. $5 per person. Tour lasts approximately two hours and includes a history of the downtown and the development of Monrovia. 

- Brad Haugaard

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