11 Jul Barger Issues Statement After Board of Supervisors Vote to Support Expansion of San Gabriel Mountains National Monument
Today, Supervisor Kathryn Barger issued the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to support a motion she introduced in support of a congressional bill by Congresswoman Judy Chu to expand and preserve the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument.
“The San Gabriel Mountains are an asset in the Fifth District that merit permanent protection so that the public can continue to connect with nature and access the respite it offers us all. In my district alone, the Public Lands Act would expand the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument by over 100,000 acres – a big feat.
Two weeks ago, I joined U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Secretary Wade Crowfoot, Congressman Tony Cardenas, Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo, Nature for All, and many local community leaders to announce a federal legislative strategy to permanently protect the San Gabriel Mountains and expand the existing San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. By officially adding Los Angeles County’s support today, we are showing our solidarity. Preserving these special lands for future generations is important to me.”