The Plan Monrovia initiative to engage residents and encourage them to particpate in mapping out the city's future has resulted in dozens of suggestions. Most are productive--adding a vegetarian restaurant, for example, or spelling out the city's budget line items on the Monrovia website.
Some ideas, however, border on bizarre. Here are a few of them:
This year has seen a significant increase in the number of bears coming into the neighborhoods along the foothills. Many have ventured as far South as Foothill Blvd. There are several things that might help this situation and for the safety of Monrovia citizens, as well as the bears, I think something should be done. My idea is probably controversial, but I hope it, or a variation of it, will be considered. A location in the mountains, accessible using one of the fire roads, could be used to provide food and water for the bears. This should keep them in the mountains and out of the local neighborhoods. A cost/benefit study would have to be done (as with all proposals) but we shouldn't wait until a bear attacks a child or until someone kills a bear from fear of attack, before the study is done.
I would like to have some differant types of eateries, such as fresh produce that can come from the farmers market. Maybe some Mexican Waters, (spinach&orange) (coconut,watermelon ect.) How about those raspadas icee's. They are great even when it is cold out, I eat them.
JUST BRING IT AND THEY WILL ENJOY IT.
THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING TO HAVE SOME IDEAS.
Since Benjamin Franklin was the father of the concept of the public library system in America. I think it would be great idea to have a bronze statue of Benjamin Franklin to honor this visionary of public education and literacy.
I think the statue should be similar in sytle to the one of Mark Twain we already have at the park.