Tuesday’s council meeting began with two proclamations—one for “Red Ribbon Week” and one for the Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee. The City of Inglewood proclaimed the week of October 23 to October 31, 2015 as “Red Ribbon Week,” a national initiative to reduce the use of alcohol and drug use among teens. A representative came with youth advocates from Inglewood High School to accept the commendation.
“We help prevent underage drinking and drug abuse,” said a young lady from Inglewood High. I want to thank you for recognizing us and for the important work you do for our community.” A young man from the school shared history about “Red Ribbon Week,” noting that it was first recognized nationally in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.
The Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee was honored for its organization of the recent Hispanic Heritage Festival in Inglewood. “This celebration was one of the best that we’ve had in many years,” Mayor James Butts said. Committee members received certificates of appreciation. More members were in attendance, and showed their support by wearing dark blue tee shirts.
The council approved an amendment to the South Bay Workforce Investment Board Bylaws. Contracts were approved for construction management services and design construction support services for the Century Boulevard Mobility Improvements Project. The updated Sewer System Management Plan 2015 was also approved.
A public hearing was set to consider adoption of a resolution to vacate a portion of Grosvenor Street. On June 17, 2015, Marvin Engineering applied to the City of Inglewood for permission to vacate approximately 23,512 square feet of Grosvenor Street to facilitate the construction of security enhancements near the company’s industrial complex located at 261 W. Beach Avenue. The hearing will be held on November 10, 2015 at 7pm.
One woman wanted to know who was in charge of the money in Inglewood and another commented on the recent damages the City will have to pay after losing a lawsuit.
An advocate for Inglewood seniors announced that the next meeting for the Senior Citizens Council will be held on October 19 in City Hall. He added that, “This (senior services) is a place where you can see where the money is going.”
Ray Davis wants everyone to move past the lawsuit. “Let’s bury this case. I’m sorry it ever