With a light agenda and noticeable absence of critics, Tuesday’s council meeting was fast-paced. Mayor James Butts and council members were able to move quickly, and stick to scheduled items.
The council approved a contract to replace and integrate the entire audio visual (A/V) and recording system within Council Chambers.
An agreement with Law Enforcement Services, LLC was approved to provide delinquent parking citation collection services.
A contract was awarded for the Dominguez Channel Catch Basin Full Capture Device Project.
The council adopted an ordinance amending Chapter 11 of the Inglewood Municipal Code to establish an expedited permitting process for small residential rooftop solar systems. An Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) was approved between the City, the City of Inglewood as Successor Agency to the former Inglewood Redevelopment Agency, and property developer, Thomas Safran & Associates.
Councilman George Dotson thanked Sabrina Barnes, Director, Parks, Recreation & Community Services, and her staff for responding so quickly to remove offensive graffiti in his District 1.
Last weekend was busy for Councilman Alex Padilla. He thanked the community for coming to his “Meet & Greet” at 7 Eleven on Centinela and Eucalyptus and the grand opening of the Unical 76 gas station. He also attended the citywide yard sale. “I want to thank Public Works for putting that together,” he said. “A lot of community folks came out to sell goods. This is the type of event that brings people together.”
Councilman Ralph Franklin commented: “The citywide yard sale this past weekend was outstanding. It was executed very well.” Franklin also attended the Second Anniversary of the Inglewood Teen Center. “The mayor, Councilman Dotson and I attended. Some of the students said the program has turned them around academically and improved their self-esteem,” he said. “Finally, at the recent District 4 Town Hall and at a number of block parties, mobile vans are reaching out to African Americans 40 and older for the eye study. “It’s a $2000 eye exam, but they give it to us for free.” The eye study will last for 2 years, and is available at the One Stop Center, 110 S. La Brea Ave., Suite 450. The phone number is (310) 419-5988.
Mayor Butts and City Clerk Yvonne Horton attended the funeral for Anna Ingram, mother of late pastor Billy Ingram, on Monday. Butts commended Horton for her kind remarks.