I thought it might be nice to offer a little update on what went on at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
Monrovia had three very special recognitions Tuesday.
- Congressman David Dreier recently honored the efforts of young volunteers at his 2012 Youth Volunteer Award (YVA) Program. Monrovia High School student Amanda Aguilar was named the winner of the 2012 Youth Volunteer Award. The Mayor and City Council presented Ms. Aguilar with a certificate to recognize her outstanding volunteerism efforts that led to this achievement.
- The Mayor and City Council recognized the efforts of the Monrovia Starlings GU14 (girls under 14) volleyball team and wish them well as they go on to play in the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships. During the season, the team competed against elite teams from California, Colorado, Arizona, Nebraska, and Hawaii. The team has 11 girls on it, with Clifton and Santa Fe Middle Schools, and Monrovia High School all represented.
- Fire Chief Chris Donovan introduced the newly hired Fire Department employees, Firefighter/Paramedics Joseph Jansen and John Claypool, to the Mayor, City Council and the community.
We then went on to hear from Kevin Greenwood, Student Representative from with his final report. Kevin has done an outstanding job this year and we all wish him well as he moves on to college.
The Consent Calendar was approved which included 13 items that generally tend to be non-controversial in nature.
Next we came to the most important part of the meeting, Public Input. This is the time set aside for anyone to come to the Council and talk about anything. This is where I always think it is good for the Council to have two ears to listen well.
The following item was Council Members reports which very from member to member from time to time. Items discussed can vary from events attended representing the city to upcoming events or issues. This is the time for us to let you know what we are doing and why.
Next was a report on what we are doing now that the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency has been disolved by Governor Brown and the California Legislature. It is still important that Monrovia be actively engaged in development and as our plan to do so evolves you will hear more on this important subject.
Last, a sad part of many of our meetings is when we close the meeting in the honor of someone who has passed. We have lost Don Yost, Mike Pollard and Ricky Martin. All will be greatly missed.
I hope this helps let folks know what the Monrovia City Council does, as always any questions will be answered.
Monrovia City Council Member