For six years I have led Monrovia’s effort to bring the Gold Line to town and we have succeeded! The benefits of this project are already being realized in the millions of dollars of improvements the light rail system is now bringing to the Southern part of our community, and this is only the beginning!
Work is already underway on much of Monrovia’s deferred maintenance – more than $3 million was spent last year on street and sidewalk repair and every street will be up to standard within three years. Comprehensive plans are in place to finance and complete all needed infrastructure repair in the next few years.
Creating an environment that attracts business is vital to the progress of our community. One of the best ways we can compete and attract jobs is to maximize the high-tech businesses already here. We also need to make sure that our city assists businesses by keeping things simple, not over-regulating and basically providing support that “gets out of business’s way.”
I remain committed to protecting our neighborhoods and business districts while also balancing property rights and economic realities. I have a strong record in that regard, and have consistently voted with all of Monrovia’s interests in mind.
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Tagged with: business development
, community development
, historical preservation
, neighborhood protection
, neighborhood services
, property rights
, public transportation
, public works