At Tuesday night’s Monrovia City Council meeting, the city’s emergency response received an update. Following the presentation, City Council approved the city manager’s proclamation of an existence of a local emergency. The local emergency shall remain in place until it is terminated by the City Council.
The continued existence of a local state of emergency enables the city to seek reimbursement for expenditures made responding to the emergency caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
As part of the resolution, council approved several measures, which take effect immediately, intended to alleviate the community including:
- Suspending discontinuation or shut-off of water service for residents and businesses in the city for non-payment of water bills through the end of April.
- Suspending the imposition of late payment penalties or fees for delinquent water and/or sewer bills through the end of April.
- Suspending parking enforcement activities except for illegal parking considered a hazard or danger to the public.
- Suspending the imposition of late payment penalties or fees for parking violations in the city.
As of Wednesday, access to city buildings — including City Hall, Public Works, Fire Stations 101 and 102, and the Police Station — is restricted. To maintain essential functioning and protect staff, city employees will conduct business with the community via the telephone, emails, texts or other virtual tools.