Monrovia City Council Ratifies Local Emergency Proclamation

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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.

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