Prison realignment, a playground for Julian Fisher Park, and traffic signal sychronization were among the topics discussed Wednesday at a special Monrovia City Council meeting with Supervisor Mike Antonovich.
Mayor Mary Ann Lutz gave a recap of the meeting and said good information was shared between the supervisor and the council members.
"It was a very informative meeting," she said. "We love these meetings because it gets everybody on the same page."
The supervisor provided city officials with a report on prison realignment, a measure in effect for two years that moves lower-level offenders from state prison to county jails.
Lutz said Antonovich gave city officials some interesting statistics including the fact that Los Angeles County parole officers have a total of 8,300 cases. That amounts to around 80 parolees to every one officer, she said.
Antonovich told the city that most of realignment is largely unfunded by the state and in order to make space in county jails, many who are serving time locally are being let out early, she said.
"They are bumping people in our jails," she said.
The council also provided Antonovich with information on the progress of mitigation measures in the Madison Fire burn areas, including the plans to install K-rail barriers. The placement of the barriers are expected to come back to the council for a vote Nov. 5, Lutz said.
Also on the agenda was a plan to sychronize traffic signals with neighboring cities along several thoroughfares, including Foothill Boulevard through Pasadena, she said.
The council and Antonovich also discussed plans for a new playground at Julian Fisher Park. Antonovich found the city a $250,000 grant to replace equipment that fell into disrepair and subsequently was removed due to vandalism, Lutz said.
"By the first of the year, we should have a playground out there," she said.