Glendora Closer To Preferential Parking Near Garcia Trail

Northern view of Yucca Ridge Road from Leadora Avenue. Photo courtesy of the City of Glendora.
Northern view of Yucca Ridge Road from Leadora Avenue. Photo courtesy of the City of Glendora.
Residents in the area of Sierra Madre Avenue and Yucca Ridge Road have petitioned Glendora officials to curb excessive parking in the area, amounting to a possible preferential parking district.

Glendora's Traffic Safety Committee recently passed a recommendation to the Glendora City Council to approve the implementation of a preferential parking district along the north portion of Sierra Madre from the western city limit to 1300 feet east of Yucca Ridge and Yucca Ridge Road from Hicrest Road to Leadora Avenue.

Residents seek a preferential parking district along the mentioned streets to address a high volume of hikers parking in the area to access Garcia Trail.

The petition satisfied the required two-thirds majority needed to consider a preferential parking district, with 21 of the 27 residents qualifying, according to city documents.

If approved by the City Council, residents would have to incur the costs to implement the preferential parking district, city officials said.

A public hearing will be scheduled sometime in the future, city officials said.
mark Smith February 15, 2014 at 12:30 AM
With the Garcia Trail now closed for what appears to at least a 4 - 5 years stint, serious consideration is being brought forth from both the cities of Azusa and Glendora and private property owners to block the entrance and paths from sierra Madre to the summit with chain link fencing materials. While this plan is being kicked around it appears the reason and justification for preferential parking district maybe a mute point.
mark Smith February 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM
The Garcia Trail was used for access to the top of the ridge by the U.S. Forest Service prior to the construction of the Glendora Ridge Fire Road. Later, it was turned over to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which used the trail for a department communications line coming down to the fire station from the top of the ridge, which is no longer in use today and since has been taken down.
mark Smith February 15, 2014 at 10:17 AM
The most westerly north-south trail is known as Garcia, or Mexican Canyon. This trial starts at the Los Angeles County Fire number 97, and continues to the top of the ridge. The U.S. Forest Service was the prime user of this trail for fire watch and access to the ridge and land above.
mark Smith February 19, 2014 at 03:43 PM
In a outreach to residents near the entrance of Colby hiking trail and beyond, another issue parking permits for residents residing inside the exclusion street parking zone. Restricted parking time periods and days will have to be posted on metal signs attached to steel pipes through out the restricted parking area, after this can be agreed to by resident's and Glendora city hall. What hasn't been fully explained to all who signed a petition, only two parking passes will be given to each house address with in the parking restricted zone, you may request a maximum of two more per house address and pay a fee of $5.00 per each extra pass. Further paperwork will be required for all the parking passes assigned to each address.
mark Smith April 03, 2014 at 12:48 AM
Once more changes are taking place at the entrance of the Garcia Trail, ever since the January 2014 Colby Fire the entire trail is off limits and closed. The city of Glendora followed through with it's threat to restrict parking any where near the entrance to the Garcia Trail entrance, why it's closed and maybe for several years? Why waste the Glendora staff time and money to purchase signs and materials needed to install these out of step signs along with wasting employees time installing them? This appears to be another wasted time and money effort on the city mangers part to look like he is doing something? How many time does one reinvent a round wheel?


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