Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, February 29, 2020

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, February 29, 2020 




MONROVIA, CA – Monrovia community 
members have an opportunity to share their 
input on the preliminary spending plan for the 
new sales tax revenue received from Measure K. 
Residents, along with in-town business owners, 
are encouraged to take theMeasure K Preliminary 
Spending Plan Community Survey, beginning 
today through April 30. The survey is nine 
questions and is es-timated to take around ten 
minutes to complete.


On November 5, 2019, residents of Monrovia 
voted to approve Measure K, the Keep Monrovia 
Revenues Local Sales Tax Measure, to ensure 
new sales tax revenues stay in Monrovia to 
be rein-vested into the community. Measure K 
will generate an estimated $4.5 million per year 
in additional sales tax revenues for the City. 
Leading up to the election, a preliminary five-
year expenditure plan was developed, identifying 
community enhancing projects. Those who 
choose to take the sur-vey will be asked to rank 
these spending plan options, which includes:


• Establishing a new and/or improved 
community center

• Reducing costs for residents by decreasing 
utility bills, such as water

• Working towards a AAA credit rating 
by building the rainy day fund and planning for 
future costs increases

• Investing in public buildings, park improvements 
and community facilities

• Addressing other community priorities 
like affordable housing, preventing homelessness, 
youth programs and public safety, etc.

After April 30, the findings of the survey will be 
discussed by the Monrovia City Council, along 
with the Measure K Citizens Advisory Committee, 
and will be shared with the community. 
Hard copies of the surveys are available upon 
request. The new sales tax will go into effect on 
April 1, 2020. For additional information on 
Measure K,visit



If you have pets, I’m sure you love them, but you may not have not provided any written 
or, better yet, legally documented instructions about what should happen to them if 
you become incapacitated or when you die. If you have, read this article with an eye to 
ensuring you’ve checked all the right boxes. If you haven’t, read on because it’s time to 
act, and this knowledge will make it easier for you to do things right.

Let’s start by looking at what happens if you become incapacitated or when you die if 
you’ve done nothing to ensure the well-being and care of your pets. It may be that if you 
do nothing, one or more of your friends and family will step forward to take care of your 
pets. But, will the person who steps forward be the person you would choose? And, will they take care of your pets the 
way you want? 

If you do care, you need to take action rather than just leaving the well-being and care of your pets to chance. If you 
don’t designate at least one person, and ideally one person plus backups to care for your pets, and provide instructions 
to the people you’ve named, and perhaps also money to support the care of your pets, your pets could become a burden 
to your friends and family, or even end up at the humane society.

Steps to Plan for Your Pet’s Care in Your Estate Plan

So, step one in all circumstances is to legally name the people you would want to care for your pets in the event you 

Step two is to give the people you’ve named specific instructions about how you want your pets to be cared for if you 
cannot do it including type and amounts of food, any medications needed, exercise plan, and any other special things 
you know about your pets that any caretaker should know. 

Finally, step three is to consider whether you need to provide financial resources to care for your pets.

If your pet has any special needs, or if you want to provide funding for training, regular exercise, or a certain kind of 
food or care, it’s up to you to provide the financial resources to the people you’ve named to take care of your pets. All of 
this can be included as part of your comprehensive estate plan.

Dedicated to empowering your family, building your wealth and defining your legacy,

A local attorney and father, Marc Garlett is on a mission to help parents protect what 
they love

most. His office is located at 55 Auburn Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Schedule an

appointment to sit down and talk about ensuring a legacy of love and financial security for your

family by calling 626.355.4000 or visit for more information.

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