UPDATE: We have hired environmental attorney Jamie Hall from Channel Law Group, LLP. On January 17, 2023 we filed a Petition for Writ of Mandate and it was accepted on January 23, 2023.
A critical part of our community’s environmental appeal and serenity is currently being threatened, and whether by design or oversight, most Monrovia and Bradbury residents have not been made aware of
the impending jeopardy to our community.
Despite significant and vocal opposition from concerned citizens of both cities, on December 13, 2022, Bradbury City Council unanimously approved a road widening project that would widen the quaint, two-lane section of East Wildrose Ave at its convergence with Bradbury Road. The approved project calls for stripping the scenic northern berm along Wildrose Ave and the east boundary of Bradbury Road of the natural features of the land, including up to 46 mature and historic trees, many of them protected native oak trees and other native flora of the area, and grading the north slope of Wildrose Ave, supplanting that section with a 12' road widening and a permanent retaining wall of 320 feet in length and ranging from 5 to 13 feet above the road. A wildlife corridor is set to be destroyed, paved over with asphalt, and punctuated with a large retaining wall where there once was an area of thriving natural beauty filled with 200-year-old mature oak trees and mountain wildlife.
This project will greatly change the character of the neighborhood in this quaint area used often for recreation due to the beauty of its overhanging oak branches above the road. This project solely benefits developers and builders in Bradbury Estates to facilitate a wider roadway for the movement of more traffic and heavy equipment through the area for mansion and estate construction. For residents of Monrovia and Bradbury it will increase traffic, noise, and pollution throughout our community, at the expense of a significant part of the charm and character of our surroundings.
We invite you to join us in opposing the Bradbury Road Widening Project and protect a cherished part of our community that can never be replaced. You can do so by joining us with a generous contribution in any amount to our grassroots effort to take legal steps and stop this project. Help preserve the beauty of our community and curb the overdevelopment of our pristine surroundings.
For more info visit: https://www.growmonrovia.org/post/bradbury-roadway-widening-project