U N A D O P T E D
 MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
 OF THE
 MONROVIA CITY COUNCIL
 HELD TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1996, 7:30 P.M.

CLOSED SESSION:  Prior to the Regular City Council Meeting, a
Closed Session was held by the City Council in the City Council
Conference Room to discuss Labor Negotiations, Government Code
(54957.6  The Closed Session convened at 7:06 P.M. and adjourned
at 7:37 P.M.  All City Councilmembers were in attendance.

CONVENE:  The Regular Meeting of the Monrovia City Council of
Tuesday, May 21, 1996, was convened at 7:41 P.M. in the Council
Chambers by Mayor Robert T. Bartlett.

INVOCATION:  The Invocation was led by Pastor David Buckell,
Harvest Church.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor
Pro Tem Wilcox.

ROLL CALL:  In attendance were Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville, Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox, and Mayor Bartlett.

PROCLAMATIONS

1.	June 1, 1996, „Stand for Children Dayš:   Mayor Bartlett
proclaimed June 1, 1996 as Stand for Children Day in recognition
of children everywhere.  Mayor Bartlett also accepted the
Proclamation on behalf of the Mayor of Seattle, Washington, Norm
Rice.

PRESENTATIONS

1.	Recognition of Monrovia Police Citizens Academy Volunteers;
Elaine Drew, Nicole Nicely, Amy Emmet: Mayor Bartlett introduced
and thanked the three volunteers.  He presented each with a
plaque in recognition of these three extraordinary volunteers for
the many hours of service in providing the Monrovia Police
Citizens Academy classes to our community.  Police Chief Joseph
Santoro expressed words of thanks and appreciation.

2.	Recognition of Community Activist Policing Program‚s 1996
Public Service Excellence Award, Public Employees Roundtable,
Washington, D.C.:  Mayor Bartlett exhibited the plaque he
received on behalf of Monrovia‚s Community Activist Policing
Program from Vice President Albert Gore and gave a brief overview
of the event.  Chief Santoro played a two minute video of the
ceremonies as the CAP Committee accepted the award.  The CAP
contingency was introduced, and Mayor Bartlett presented the
plaque to the them.

3.	Recognition of Winners of National Anthology of Poetry for
Young People; Santa Fe Middle School Students Landon Cortenbach,
Lisa McIntire, Jerry Lindsey, and Daniel Collister:  Mayor
Bartlett announced that a quarter million entries were received
for this national poetry contest.  Four of the 200 winners were
from Santa Fe Middle School.  Each student read his/her
award-winning poetry for the benefit of the Council and
community.  Mayor Bartlett presented Commendations to each
student, and introduced their teacher, Gail Le Beau.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT:  Student Liaison Ricci
Rivera reported on activities at Monrovia High School.

A.  CONSENT CALENDAR:  It was moved by Mrs. McCarville,  seconded
by Ms. Blakely, to approve Consent Calendar Agenda Items *B,
*F-1, *I-4, *I-5, *I-6, and *K.

Roll Call:			Ayes:  Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville, Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox, and Mayor Bartlett Motion
carried:  5-0

B.  MINUTES: The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 7, 1996,
of the Monrovia City Council were approved by order of the
Consent Calendar.

C.  ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

1.  KGEM Support Expressed; Leadership Academy:  Charlotte
Schamadan, 301 Oakcliff Road, expressed her support of KGEM.  She
thanked Erwin Moore and Daihan Lee.  She invited the City Council
to the next Leadership Academy on May 23, 1996.  She announced
the names of the participants and graduates. 2. Theater Project
Opposition:  Carol Jones, 155 N. Fifth Avenue, expressed
opposition to the proposed theater project, stating she would
rather see Huntington Oaks developed as an entertainment center
instead. 3.  Assemblyman Robert Margett; City Manager Gould:  Bob
Pamplin, 55 East Huntington Drive, Arcadia, introduced himself as
Assemblyman Margett‚s new Field Representative, and reinforced
Mr. Margett‚s support of the City.   Mr. Pamplin expressed
support of City Manager Rod Gould, and wished Mr. Gould well in
his new city, stating that he had been happy to have had the
opportunity to work with Mr. Gould. 4.  City Manager Gould:  Nick
Pokrajac, 333 N. Madison Avenue, expressed his appreciation of
City Manager Gould, thanked Mr. Gould, and wished him well in his
new venture. 5.  KGEM Support; Invitation to Fiesta; City Manager
Support; Support of April Soash, Michele Tompkins:  Tom
O‚Connell, 303 1/2 S. Madison, expressed appreciation of KGEM‚s
Daihan Lee; invited all to attend Immaculate Conception‚s Fiesta
on Memorial Day weekend; expressed regret at City Manager Gould‚s
departure and appreciation of his skills; and congratulated newly
promoted April Soash, Community Services Director, and Michele
Tompkins, Community Services Division Manager. 6.  Theater
Project Opposition:  Rigo Berta Loera, 412 E. Lemon Avenue,
expressed opposition to the proposed theater project, stating
that he was concerned as to what may happen if a recession
occurred.

D.  PUBLIC HEARINGS:  None

CONVENE MONROVIA REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING:  The Regular
Meeting of May 21, 1996, of the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency
Board of Directors was convened by Chairman Robert T. Bartlett at
8:20  P.M. without adjourning the City Council Meeting.

ROLL CALL:  In attendance were Boardmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville, Vice-Chairman Wilcox, and Chairman Bartlett.

A.  CONSENT CALENDAR:  It was moved by Mrs. McCarville, seconded
by Mrs. Wilcox, to approve the Consent Calendar consisting of
Agenda Item *B.

Roll Call: 		Ayes:  Boardmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville, Vice-Chairman Wilcox, and Chairman Bartlett
				Motion carried:  5-0

*B.  MINUTES:  The Minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 7, 1996,
of the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency were approved by order of
the Consent Calendar.

1.	Operating Covenant, The Home Depot

Redevelopment/Housing Manager Glenn Cox reviewed the Staff
Report.

In March of 1988, the Monrovia Redevelopment Agency and Home
Depot executed a Disposition and Development Agreement (DDA) for
the construction of the Home Depot store located at the corner of
Huntington Drive and Mayflower Avenue.

The DDA required Home Depot to operate on the site for a minimum
of eight years to assure the Agency of repayment of its
approximately $3.6 million investment in the project.  Home Depot
opened for business in 1989. The Operating Covenant for Home
Depot‚s current site will expire in 1997, as will Home Depot‚s
obligations under the old DDA.  Home Depot‚s success on
Huntington Drive surpassed expectations.  The payback for the
project, estimated at twelve years, was reduced to eight years.

For the past several years, Home Depot has found that its 86,500
square foot store was operating way beyond its capacity.  This
led Home Depot to the idea of relocating the store.  Both the
City and Agency are highly committed to keeping Home Depot
located within the City‚s boundaries.  The Agency suggested the
old Kennedy site, approximately 16.5 acres, located at the
southwest corner of Mountain Avenue and Central Avenue, near the
Mountain Avenue off-ramp.

Home Depot liked the size and location of the Kennedy site.
However, it proved to be a difficult site to develop since it had
a flood control channel traversing the center of the site.  The
flood control channel requires an engineered concrete cover.  The
site also contained an obsolete 240,000 square foot building that
requires demolition.

Home Depot intends to construct a 120,000 square foot building
and a 24,000 square foot garden center at the Kennedy site.
Approximately 50,000 square feet of additional lease space would
complete this freeway-oriented retail center. The project would
be the second largest retail development in Monrovia.

An Operating Covenant is suggested as a means for a developer to
assure return of the investment by requiring the tenant to
operate for a specified term.  The Agency is proposing the
acquisition of an Operating Covenant from Home Depot. The Agency
would invest $625,000.00 in a four-year Operating Covenant that
would obligate Home Depot to relocate to the Mountain Avenue and
Central Avenue freeway site.  The Operating Covenant expense
would be paid to Home Depot from revenues generated by the
project.

The first $500,000.00 in revenues would go to the Agency/City.
Sales tax revenues above this floor would be split 50/50 with
Home Depot, capped at $625,000.00.  Sales tax revenue to the City
are expected to be $750,000.00 annually.  Property tax revenues
would increase slightly by $18,000.00 annually.  The new project
would retain approximately 275 to 300 jobs to Monrovia‚s economy.
The additional 50,000 square feet of retail operations would
produce more jobs and more sales tax revenue.  In addition, Home
Depot is currently soliciting tenants to reuse its current
Huntington Drive site.

Should Home Depot breach this Operating Covenant, it would
automatically incur liquidated damage penalties.

Mayor Bartlett congratulated Staff on the hard, laborious work on
this project.

It was moved by Mr. Adams, seconded by Mrs. Wilcox, to approve
the Home Depot Operating Covenant and Exhibits and authorize the
Executive Director to execute the necessary documents.

Roll Call: 		Ayes:  Boardmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville, Vice-Chairman Wilcox, and Chairman Bartlett
				Motion carried:  5-0

ADJOURN MONROVIA REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING:  The Monrovia
Redevelopment Agency Board Meeting was adjourned at 8:33 P.M. and
the City Council Meeting continued.

E.  BIDS

1.	Police Department Dictation/Transcription Services; „Your
Office Genieš Transcription Company; 1996-97 Contract, Not to
Exceed $60,975.00

Police Chief Joseph Santoro introduced Lt. Jerry Faulkner who
reviewed the Staff Report with the aid of slides. In March 1995,
the Police Department submitted an application to the U. S.
Department of Justice for a „COPS MOREš grant.  The purpose of
the grant application was to expand the Department‚s community
policing efforts by eliminating the current method of handwriting
crime reports and, instead, move to a dictation/transcription
service for crime reports thereby saving considerable officer
time.  The grant was approved in December 1995.

Currently, officers either hand write or type their reports in
the Police Station.  Both methods are time consuming and affect
overall productivity.  Our police officers write approximately
7,000 reports annually.  The average narrative of these reports
is 600 words.  Research shows that the average person can write
approximately 15 words per minute.  Therefore, it would take an
officer approximately 40 minutes to write a standard report.

Research has also shown that the average person can dictate at
the rate of about 60 words per minute.  Dictating the report
would take approximately 10 minutes.  As a result, 30 minutes per
report would be saved when an officer dictates the report instead
of writing it.  This new process would save approximately 3,500
police officer hours a year.  This equates to freeing the time
equivalent of 1.9 officers per year.  The saved time will be
directed to community policing activities.

It also takes several days for a detective to receive an
officer‚s written report.  Because of the passage of time, leads
get cold and the detective‚s ability to follow up on the leads is
hampered.  By having quicker access to the information in the
reports, detectives will be able to begin their follow-up
investigations in a more timely manner.

A committee was formed to develop the Dictation/Transcription
Program.  It learned that other police departments which used
transcription services were generally content with the overall
process and end result.  After research was completed, the
committee proposed that the Police Department implement a
dictation/transcription process and contract with a private
company for transcription services.

At the conclusion of an officer‚s investigation, the officer will
call a 1-800 number to dictate the report or download the report
from an audio tape into the transcription company‚s off-site
digital recording equipment.  Priority codes were established to
inform the transcription company of the required turn around time
in which the Department expects to receive the transcribed
report.  Priority 1 and 2 Reports will be completed in less than
2 hours.

After the report is transcribed, it will be uploaded into the
Department‚s IBM mainframe computer by modem.  Then a Police
Clerk will print the report and forward it to the officer, who
will review it for accuracy and submit it to a supervisor for
approval.  All information in the report will be immediately
available for patrol briefings, detective follow-up,
administration, dispatching calls for service, and crime
analysis.

On February 22, 1996, a Request for Proposal was mailed to ten
regional transcription companies.  Four proposals were received
at the City Clerk‚s office. „Your Office Genieš Transcription
Company best met the criteria as related to staff, lowest cost,
performance record, and ability to meet all the Department‚s
requirements.  The committee made several site visits to the
company‚s office located at 2620 S. California Avenue in
Monrovia.  If the program is approved, July 1, 1996 is the
tentative start date for implementation of the
dictation/transcription process.  A group of five officers will
be chosen to begin the process.  Eventually, all of the officers
will be trained once the Department has received the „COPS MOREš
grant in the amount of $45,731.00.  The grant requires a 25% City
match of $15,244.00.  The cost for transcription is 15 cents per
typed line.  The 25% City Match will be funded by the Berger
Foundation grant the City received in Fiscal Year 1991-92.
During years two and three, funding through the „COPS MOREš grant
may be renewed depending upon availability of federal money, the
success of our project, and our ability to re-direct the saved
time to community policing.

It was moved by Mrs. Wilcox, seconded by Ms. Blakely, to approve
the Dictation/Transcription Project and award a contract to „Your
Office Genieš Transcription Company, not to exceed $60,975.00,
and authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary contract
documents.

Ms. Blakely expressed concerns regarding the confidentiality of
the process.  „Your Office Genieš owner, Mary Patterson, was
introduced.  She gave a brief overview of the equipment, noting
that a code number is needed to access dictation.  She has also
agreed to background checks on all of the company‚s staff
members.

Roll Call:		Ayes:  Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville, Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox and Mayor Bartlett
				Motion carried:  5-0


2.	1995-96 Slurry Sealing Program; Pavement Coatings Co.,
$97,526.54

City Engineer Ken Putnam reviewed the Staff Report.

The City annually contracts to have various asphalt concrete
paved streets and alleys slurry sealed to extend their lives.
For 1995-96, the program includes 30 sections of City streets and
53 alleys including over two million square feet of surface.
City Street Maintenance personnel perform the crack sealing and
asphalt paving preparation work needed in advance of the slurry
sealing.

On May 9, 1996, the City Clerk received and opened four bids for
the project.  The firm of Pavement Coating Company is the low
bidder at a price of $97,526.54.  The Engineer‚s cost estimate
for this work is $100,000.00.  Pavement Coating Company has
previously been the successful contractor for the slurry seal
program for the City and has performed the work in a professional
manner with minor inconvenience to residents and businesses.

It was moved by Ms. Blakely, seconded by Mr. Adams, to award a
contract to Pavement Coatings Co. in the amount of $97,526.54 for
the 1995-96 Slurry Seal Program and reject all other bids.

Roll Call:		Ayes:  Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville, Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox and Mayor Bartlett
				Motion carried:  5-0

3.	Monrovista Avenue at Shamrock Avenue Cul-de-Sac Project;
Tyner Paving Company, $27,318.66

City Engineer Ken Putnam reviewed the Staff Report.

Approximately five years ago, the City Council approved the
installation of a temporary barrier in anticipation of improving
the quality of life and safety of the Monrovista neighborhood.
The Community Activist Policing (CAP) Committee has worked with
residents and property owners to achieve these benefits.

On May 2, 1996, the CAP Committee reported to the City Council on
these activities and recommended changing the temporary barrier
to a permanent cul-de-sac, similar to the four cul-de-sacs
recently completed on King and Maple Avenues at Monterey and
Mayflower Avenues.  On May 2, 1996, the City Council approved the
cul-de-sac improvement project to be funded from the Street
Maintenance Fund.

On May 9, 1996, the City Clerk received and opened eight
construction bids for the project.  The Tyner Paving Company is
the apparent low bidder at a total price of $27,318.66.  The
Engineer‚s cost estimate for the project is $30,000.00.

It was moved by Mrs. Wilcox, seconded by Mr. Adams, to award a
contract to Tyner Paving Company in the amount of $27,318.66 for
the Monrovista Avenue Cul-de-Sac Improvement Project and reject
all other bids.

Roll Call:		Ayes:  Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville, Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox and Mayor Bartlett
				Motion carried:  5-0

F.  COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

*1.  Receive and File; ABC Application, Person-to-Person
Transfer, Type 20, El Matador Market, 1222 S. Myrtle Avenue

This matter was approved by order of the Consent Calendar.

Notice has been received for an Alcoholic Beverage Commission
application for a person-to-person transfer of an off-sale beer
and wine license for El Matador Market at 1222 S. Myrtle Avenue.
The Police Department conducted a background check of the
applicants and found no reason to recommend against the

application.

G.  REPORTS OF CITY COUNCILMEMBERS AND SUB-COMMITTEES

1. Councilmember McCarville:
	(a) Shopping Center Vacancies:  She expressed concerns over
vacancies at both Vons Pavilion and Huntington Oaks Shopping
Centers.  City Manager Gould responded as to the ways the
property owners are attempting to re-tenant vacancies in the
centers.

2. Councilmember Blakely:
	(a)  Housing Element:  She reported that SB1073 passed,
allowing the Housing Element for cities to be renewed in two
years rather than immediately as was first required by the State.
There will be no need to take further action on the matter, which
had originally been continued by the City Council to the May 21,
1996, City Council Meeting.

3. Councilmember Adams:
	(a)  Memorial Day Dedication Ceremonies:  He reminded all of
the dedication ceremonies of the Rotary Club Memorial at Library
Park on Memorial Day and thanked Staff for their hard work.

4.  Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox:
	(a)  Monrovia Days:  She reported on the Royal Court and
Monrovia Day Parade.
	(b)  Meals on Wheels:  She appealed to the community for
volunteers as drivers for the Meals on Wheels program sponsored
by the Monrovia Volunteer Center.

5.  Mayor Bartlett
	(a) Charitable Donation to City:  He announced that he had
won $500.00 at the Southern California Association of Governments
(SCAG) General Assembly and presented the check to City Manager
Gould for use by the City.
	(b)  AB1755:  He reported that AB1755 would insure that
Municipal operators, including Foothill Transit, will receive
their pro rata funding on the same basis as previously received.
The legislation will memorialize and codify the formula to be
used.
	(c)  AB2495:  He reported that he has given his support to
AB2495, legislation by Assemblyman Margett reconfiguring the
Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of Directors by adding one
more member to the Board-- a fifth city representative to be
selected at-large to make sure that cities are properly
represented on the Board.   He stated that Supervisor Michael
Antonovich had assisted Mr. Margett with the language in the
bill.  He thanked both the Assemblyman and the Supervisor for
their concern that cities are fairly represented.

H.	REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:  None

I.  ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

1.	1996-97 Citywide Lighting and Landscape Maintenance
District; Initiate Proceedings for Annual Levy of Assessments and
Ordering Preparation of Engineer‚s Report, Resolution No. 96-20;
Approval of Engineer‚s Report for Fiscal Year 1996-97, Resolution
No. 96-21; Declaration of Intention to Levy Assessment for Fiscal
Year 1996-97 and Set for Public Meeting on June 4, 1996 and
Public Hearing on July 16, 1996, Resolution No. 96-22

Public Works Director Robert Bammes reviewed the Staff Report.

Each year the City must follow certain procedures for the levying
and collection of assessments under the Citywide Lighting and
Landscape Maintenance District.  The process begins with an
annual review of budgetary needs for each zone within the
district.  The procedure begins with the initiation of the
proceedings and the order of preparation of the Engineer‚s
Report, review and approval of the Engineer‚s Report, public
notification of intention to levy and collect the assessment and
appointing a time and a place for a Public Meeting and a Public
Hearing, and conducting the Public Hearing to confirm the levy
and collection of the assessment.

The Citywide Lighting and Landscape Maintenance District provides
funding for: maintenance of public street lighting and traffic
signals; maintenance of street trees; park maintenance at three
City regional parks (Canyon Park, Library Park and Recreation
Park); maintenance of landscaping of street median and parkway
areas (East Duarte Road, Myrtle Avenue, Huntington Drive, Cypress
Avenue, and Maple Avenue); and maintenance of landscaping of
parkway areas for the Gold Hills development.

The total assessment for this District reached a high in 1993-94
at $1.121 million. In 1994-95, the assessment declined to $1.078
million, a decrease of 3.8%.  The total assessment recommended
for 1995-96 is $1.171 million, an increase of 4.2% over 1995-96.
The primary change for this year is that the Street, Lighting and
Traffic Signals Zone has been using up its reserves over the last
few years, thereby keeping its rates artificially low.  This year
the rate must rise in order to maintain an adequate reserve.
However, the Street Trees and Parks Zone will permit a 5.5%
reduction in the assessment rate and the Medians and Parkways
Zone will be maintained at the same level.  The East Duarte Road
Landscaping Zone has sufficient reserves to continue maintenance
work for two years without an assessment this year.  The Gold
Hills assessment rate is proposed to remain the same as last
year.

The proposed increase in the annual assessment for a
single-family dwelling unit is from $61.45 to $64.97 per year.
This is a $3.52 annual increase or 5.7%.  Staff recommended the
City Council initiate the proceedings for the annual levy and
collection of assessments, approve the Engineer‚s Report, declare
the intention to levy an assessment, and set the Public Meeting
for June 4, 1996 and the Public Hearing for July 16, 1996.

Mayor Bartlett requested that Staff investigate a split of the
District, as Lighting may not fall under the Guardino decision.

It was moved by Ms. Blakely, seconded by Mrs. Wilcox, to adopt
Resolution Nos. 96-20, 96-21, 96-22, and set June 4, 1996 for a
Public Meeting and July 16, 1996 for a Public Hearing.

Roll Call:	Ayes:  Councilmembers Adams, Blakely, McCarville,
Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox and Mayor Bartlett
			Motion carried:  5-0

2.  1994-95 Sewer Main Replacement Program; Beecher Construction
Co.; Change Order Nos. 1, 2 and 3, in amounts of $3,200, -0-,
$1,432.65 Respectively; Acceptance of Work; Notice of Completion;
Final Progress Payment, $1,066.83; Final Project Cost, $87,197.25

Public Works Director Robert Bammes reviewed the Staff Report.

On January 2, 1996, the City Council awarded the Sewer Main
Replacement project to the firm of Beecher Construction Company
in the amount of $84,725.00 based on specified quantities of
work.  The contractor completed the work on April 3, 1996, within
the specified contract period.

During the process of the work, the contractor was requested to
install two additional manholes on the contract bid item price of
$1,600.00 each, for a total cost of $3,200.00 under Change Order
No. 1.  Change Order No. 2 includes other authorized changes in
the work performed by the contractor, including an additional two
feet of sewer line and the deletion of a manhole for a savings of
$1,700.00.  A series of small changes constitute Change Order No.
3 for a net increase of $1,432.65.  The net additional changes in
work total $3,052.65, a 3.5% increase in the contract price cost
of $87,777.65.  The City has covered several manhole excavations
that were left open at a cost of $222.55.  This amount has been
deducted from the contract total.

It was moved by Mrs. Wilcox, seconded by Ms. Blakely, to approve
Change Order Nos. 1, 2, and 3 and the quantity work changes in
the amount of $3,052.65, and approve the Final Progress Payment
in the amount of $1,066.83 to Beecher Construction Company;
accept the contractor‚s work and direct the City Clerk to file a
Notice of Completion with the County of Los Angeles Recorder; and
authorize the Public Works Director to approve payment of the
retention in the amount of $8,777.77 35 days after acceptance of
the project.

Roll Call:	Ayes:  Councilmembers Adams, Blakely, McCarville,
Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox and Mayor Bartlett
			Motion carried:  5-0

3.	Legislative Bulletin

Senior Management Analyst Scott Ochoa reviewed the Staff Report.

Periodically, Staff provides the City Council with information on
proposed legislation and requests authorization to contact
Monrovia‚s elected representatives in Sacramento and Washington
for support.  The bills are reviewed from the standpoint of how
they may affect Monrovia.

The Legislative Bulletin included eleven bills of interest to
Monrovia and other California cities.  Staff recommended support
of  AB2579, AB3025, AB2281, AB3252, SCA36, AB3229, AB3352, AB2379
and SB1690; and opposition of AB2725 and AB2024.  As there were
no objections, support will also be given to AB2495, legislation
reconfiguring the Metropolitan Transit Authority Board of
Directors by Assemblyman Margett (see Mayor Bartlett‚s Report,
G-5(c) above).

After discussion, it was moved by Ms. Blakely, seconded by Mrs.
Wilcox, to approve the Legislative Bulletin and send the
appropriate letters of support and opposition.

Roll Call:	Ayes:  Councilmembers Adams, Blakely, McCarville,
Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox and Mayor Bartlett
			Motion carried:  5-0

*4.	County of Los Angeles Community Development Block Grant
Program (CDBG); Participating City Cooperation Agreement Renewal,
Federal Fiscal Years 1997-1999

This matter was approved by order of the Consent Calendar.

The City of Monrovia receives Community Development Block Grant
funds through the Los Angeles County Community Development
Commission.  The current three-year cooperation agreement between
the City and the County of Los Angeles expires June 30, 1997.  To
continue to participate in the CDBG program, Monrovia needs to
renew its participation agreement with the County by May 31,
1996.

Staff recommended the execution of the cooperation agreement with
the County of Los Angeles for participating in the Los Angeles
Urban County CDBG Program.

*5.  Set for Public Hearing on June 4, 1996; Historic Landmark
Designations; Mills Act Contracts; Resolution Nos. 96-23, 96-24,
96-25, 96-26, and 96-27

This matter was approved by order of the Consent Calendar.

At its April 24, 1996, meeting, the Historic Preservation
Commission unanimously recommended approval of Nomination
Statements for Historic Landmark Designations and Mills Act
Contracts for five homes to the City Council.  All have been
voluntarily submitted by the property owners.

Staff recommended the Council set June 4, 1996, as the hearing
date to review and give final approval of the Nomination
Statements for the five Historic landmark designations and Mills
Act Contracts.

*6.  Set for Public Hearing on June 4, 1996; Consideration of
Increases of Fees and Charges; Ordinance No. 96-08, Resolution
No. 96-19

This matter was approved by order of the Consent Calendar.

Staff recommended setting June 4, 1996, for a Public Hearing to
consider the proposed fees and charges resulting from the
Business Cost Study.


J.  RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES

1.  Amendment of Monrovia Municipal Code Title 10 (Vehicles and
Traffic) Section 10.16.100 Relating to Adding Tow-Away Procedures
for Downtown/Old Town Myrtle Avenue Business District Friday
Night Family Festival; Adoption of Urgency Ordinance No. 96-07U;
Introduction and First Reading, Ordinance No. 96-07

Public Works Director Robert Bammes reviewed the Staff Report:

The Downtown/Old Town Merchants Association has requested that
tow-away provisions be adopted by the City to enforce parking
restrictions in effect for the Friday Night Family Festival.

At its March 21, 1996, meeting, the Traffic Safety Committee
approved recommending to the Council that the Municipal Code be
amended.  The Code currently does not specifically authorize the
removal or tow-away of vehicles in the Downtown/Old Town Business
District.

The adoption of Ordinance No. 96-07 would add the Downtown/Old
Town Business District area in conjunction with the Family
Festival to the areas where vehicle removal/tow-away procedures
can be utilized.  Following the adoption of the ordinance,
tow-away signs would be added to the existing Family Festival
Parking Restriction signs.

Mr. Bammes requested that the Ordinance be adopted as an Urgency
Ordinance, to take effect immediately.  City Attorney Bagneris
explained the procedure for adopting an Urgency Ordinance.

Mayor Bartlett requested that the signs be removed during the
time the Family Festival is dark.  Mr. Bammes noted that the
Family Festival signs currently in place need to be replaced and
suggested that the tow-away information could be incorporated
into the new signs.

In answer to Mrs. Wilcox‚s question, Kurt Anderson, 624 S. Myrtle
Avenue, Monrovia Old Town Merchants Association, responded that
it has been past practice for the Festival personnel to go into
stores to look for car owners who have left their cars past the
4:00 P.M. parking restriction and remind them to move their cars.
He further stated that a car would not be towed away until 6:00
P.M.  City Attorney Bagneris stated that technically the car
could be towed at 4:00 P.M., as the Ordinance states.

It was moved by Ms. Blakely, seconded by Mrs. McCarville, to
introduce and read by title only Urgency Ordinance No. 96-07U.
As there were no objections, City Attorney Bagneris read as
follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING
SECTION 10.16.100 OF THE CITY OF MONROVIA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD
TOW-AWAY PROCEDURES FOR DOWNTOWN/OLD TOWN MYRTLE AVENUE BUSINESS
DISTRICT FRIDAY NIGHT FAMILY FESTIVAL AND DECLARING THE URGENCY
THEREOF.

Roll Call:		Ayes:  Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville, Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox and Mayor Bartlett
				Motion carried:  5-0

It was moved by Ms. Blakely, seconded by Mr. Adams, to introduce
and read by title only Ordinance No. 96-07.  As there were no
objections, City Attorney Bagneris read as follows:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MONROVIA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING
SECTION 10.16.100 OF THE CITY OF MONROVIA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ADD
TOW-AWAY PROCEDURES FOR DOWNTOWN/OLD TOWN MYRTLE AVENUE BUSINESS
DISTRICT FRIDAY NIGHT FAMILY FESTIVAL.

Roll Call:		Ayes:  Councilmembers Adams, Blakely,
McCarville, Mayor Pro Tem Wilcox and Mayor Bartlett
				Motion carried:  5-0

*K.  PAYROLL & VOUCHERS:  Payroll No. 10 in the net amount of
$264,839.72, and Voucher Numbers 53715 through 53979
nonsequentially in the amount of $1,083,099.64 were approved by
order of the Consent Calendar.

L.  SCHEDULED MEETINGS

A Study Session of the Monrovia City Council to discuss Fiscal
Year 1996-97 Business Cost Study, and Review the City and Agency
Budget Issues is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 1996, 7:30 P.M.
Council Chambers (since changed to the Police Department
Community Room as posted), 415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia,
California.

The next Regular Meeting of the Monrovia City Council is
scheduled for Tuesday, June 4, 1996, 7:30 P.M., Council Chambers,
415 South Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California, and will include
Introduction and First Reading of the Business Cost Study
recommendations, Ordinance No. 96-08.

A Study Session of the Monrovia City Council to review
Performance Indicators and Department Goals of Fiscal Years
1995-97, is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, 1996, 7:30 P.M.,
Council Chambers, 415 S. Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, California.

M.  CLOSED SESSION:  At 9:40 P.M., Mayor Bartlett announced that
the City Council would recess to a Closed Session to discuss
Pending Litigation, NEWCO Waste Systems, Inc., Government Code
(54956.9(a), and Pending Litigation, People vs. Robert
Christensen, Government Code (54956.9(a).  He also announced that
the City Council would adjourn from Closed Session and would not
convene back in Council Chambers.

N.  ADJOURNMENT:  Closed Session convened at 9:40 P.M. and
adjourned at 10:40 P.M.  All City Councilmembers were in
attendance.

							APPROVED:


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							Robert T. Bartlett, Mayor


 ATTEST:


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  Linda B. Proctor, CMC, City Clerk

  MONROVIA CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES OF MAY 21, 1996