Sheesh Monrovia didn’t get this much media attention when then President Clinton stopped in to give some congrats over a new truancy program some 10 years. ago. Whats the big deal here now?
City Hall not wanting to address speeders that I wrote about HERE and HERE.
This morning I got a call that he media was all over on North Primrose. I got there and in fact there were a lot of people out there. I met Maribel Parry who with her husband Robert, started the North Primrose Residents association. It started after an incident where they were nearly Tboned turning into their driveway buy a patron of the liqour store at the bottom of their street. Only there 18 months and working there with others who have fought city hall for traffic controls for years they decided to escalate the battle. The cost to put up a stop sign to slow down traffic on Primrose: $170 according to Maribel.
More after the jump.
KNBC4 was there, I talked with Gordon but don’t have a link for that story. Yet. Jaime Garcia from KCAL9 ran his story HERE. As I left Telemondo34 arrived.
The local “minstry of truth” aka “principal information officer” Dick Singer was there. Gave the usual traffic survey says….no sign. Interesting how this much media attention to what appears to be a reasonalble and CHEAP fix is getting.
The sad part is that KCAL9 edited out the interview with Mrs. Parry. She certainly was more interesting and came off as a real person not poised and rehearsed like the Minister of Truth.
I met many neighbors who all fed me the same story of trying for years, maybe 20 years with little response. Do you think this attention might get the fix the residents want? Maybe?
ABC7 popped in briefly according to Maribel but they just took some pictures or film but left. Googling them I found the story they opted to run was on the upswing in gang violence here in Monrovia, a slew of shootings with one a day since the weekend leaving one man dead. Their story HERE. I can’t help but wonder if they are letting the North Primrose get the attention to deflect this one with the City Council meeting tonight.
The sad part still is the fact one man died, and a friend of my daughter, an innocent MHS student is now paralyzed from injury in a driveby on Saturday.