Monrovia’s 2020 Brush Clearance Program Postponed Until June

The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily changed the way the City of Monrovia is serving its customers and how services are delivered to the community. In a typical year, the brush clearance program generally takes place in the month of May.

Due to the Safer at Home Order, social distancing practices and challenges with scheduling services, Monrovia Fire & Rescue will be postponing the Brush Clearance Program by one month. With the late rains this year, clearing brush at a later date will be beneficial for ensuring clearance further into the brush fire season.

Annual brush inspections will begin on or after June 15, 2020. The city requests that customers complete required vegetation management prior to this date.

If compliance is not obtained at the conclusion of the third on-site brush inspection, property will be subject to an inspection fee of $102. In addition, higher administrative fines will be imposed for those hazardous conditions requiring abatement. Severe violations that pose an imminent threat to health and safety may be forwarded to the city prosecutor.

Timeline

  • Brush clearance notification letter will be sent out on June 1.
  • Athens bins will be available June 1 – July 31.
  • Initial inspections will begin on June 15.  
  • Second inspections will begin on June 30.
Cal Fire suggests allowing extra vertical space between shrubs and trees. – Courtesy illustration / Cal Fire

Information on brush clearance and fire safe landscaping can be found at fire.lacounty.gov and at fire.ca.gov.

Contact the Monrovia Fire & Rescue’s brush line at (626) 256-8109 with any questions.

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