City of Monrovia


Population: 38,041
Median Home Value: $594,600
Median Household Income: $74,003

Located 20 miles northeast of Los Angeles and nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Monrovia is home to nearly 40,000 active and engaged residents who enjoy a premier quality of life in a dynamic City that blends small-town charm with big-city amenities. Monrovia’s California heritage can be seen in its tree-lined streets, historic homes, and award-winning downtown, all of which is balanced by a vibrant high-tech / manufacturing economy, corporate headquarter locations, outstanding recreational options, superb schools, tremendous shopping / dining selections, excellent health care facilities, first-class cultural opportunities, and an emerging transit village surrounding the Metro Gold Line called Station Square. These factors all combine to make Monrovia a truly extraordinary place. Visit City Website


Key Information

Business Incentives

Monrovia was named the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation's "Most Business Friendly City" award in 2011, and this is how: Monrovia is dedicated to our businesses, and offers a variety of incentives to help your businesses succeed. We have:
Competitive Fees
The City has among the lowest fees in the San Gabriel Valley according to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). Our staff works hard to research and maintain reasonable costs.

No Utility Users Tax
The City keeps its fees low by not having a Utility Users Tax, which we've seen in other cities as high as 7 percent on all utilities.

No Parking Tax
The City keeps parking convenienant by providing ample and free street parking, in addition to the public parking facitilities in Old Town.

Fasttrack Permitting Process
We know that your time is important. That's why we will work with you to get your plans approved and your business open as soon as possible.

Major Employers

1. The Home Depot – 280
2. Trader Joe’s Company – 267
3. Ducommon Aerostructures – 263
4. Sierra Autocars – 264
5. Monrovia Memorial Hospital - 209

City Facts

During the late 1880s, a group of men who were successful in both banking and railroad building converted what had once been part of the vast lands of Mission San Gabriel into a community. With only scattered homes and several dirt roads, they managed to build a small town that was “typical of its time, yet unique in spirit.” It still is.

Key City Contacts

Deputy City Manager, City Manager’s Office

Lauren Vasquez
415 S. Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 932-5506

Management Analyst, City Manager’s Office

Caroline Velarde
415 S. Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 303-6601

City Manager

Oliver Chi
415 S. Ivy Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 932-5501

Chamber of Commerce

620 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA 91016


Tom Adams

Mayor Pro Tem

Tem Alexander C. Blackburn

City Council Member

Gloria Crudgington

City Council Member

Becky A. Shevlin

City Council Member

Larry J. Spicer



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