It has been about five years since a group of Eagle Rock residents began working weekends to build a pocket park and a rock-like monument intended in part to welcome commuters as they whizzed by on Colorado Boulevard near the westbound exit of the 134 freeway. But the Wiota Circle Monument does a poor job of welcoming visitors at night without lighting. A lack of funds left its supporters unable to pay the utility bills to keep spotlights focused on the concrete monument. That will soon change, however, after the City Council recently adopted a motion by Councilman Jose Huizar to pay the monument’s DWP bill for at least two years at a cost of $900. The motion reads:
Once this financial provision is made, the Monument will serve as a beacon to Eagle Rock residents and visitors
alike, welcoming them to our treasured community for many years to come.
Huizar spokesman Rick Coca said the Bureau of Street services and the Department of Water & Power are working out the billing to have the lights back up as the neighborhood celebrates its centennial. “We expect the lights to come on very soon.”