The following excerpt appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on February 19, 2019. To read the full article, click here.
Monrovia’s Bob Bartlett memorial mosaic considered one of the world’s best – San Gabriel Valley Tribune
By Tyler Shaun Evains
February 19, 2019
Bartlett served mayor from 1988 to 2001. He was first elected to council in 1974, as the first African-American council member, and hit the ground running with ideas to redevelop the city. An advocate for adequate public transportation, Bartlett championed the Gold Line Foothill Extension Project, which became operational March 5, 2016.
Bartlett is “one of the reasons Foothill Transit was established for the San Gabriel Valley,” Craig Jimenez, community development director for Monrovia, said.
Bartlett’s original focus was creating better infrastructure for buses, which laid the groundwork for the Gold Line, Jimenez said.
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