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City Council Meeting Lauds Low Income Housing

By Francis Taylor, Executive Editor

Before this week’s council meeting Mayor Butts and Council Members Faulk, Morales and Padilla attended the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting of the Beach Terrace affordable home project on Beach Avenue. The world-class development will provide safe, affordable homes for 42 families, veterans, and low-income households.

When the council meeting got underway, a public hearing was conducted to consider introduction of an ordinance amending Section 2-196.1, Inglewood Transit Connector Procurements, of Article 5 of Chapter 2 (Purchasing) of the Inglewood Municipal Code. After a staff report was provided and public comments were allowed, the ordinance was introduced.

The council approved a grant agreement between the City of Inglewood and Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation for the Dodgers Dreamteam Program. The council also adopted a resolution amending the fiscal year 2-22023 Budget to reflect funding in the amount of $41,340., from the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation for staffing, field maintenance, and umpire fees for the 2023 Dreamteam Program.  

 

The council approved an Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 21-190 with Superior Pavement Markings, Inc. (SPM) to provide labor and materials to complete the City’s Pavement Delineation Services, including signage installation on public streets throughout the community, according to the City’s Traffic Management and Operations Plan (TMOP), as well as increase duties of the Agreement to include installation of new street signage related to trash pickup and street sweeping services. The total contract amount is not to exceed $3,168,808 and allowed the budget to receive $972,000 into the Sanitation Fund Account.

The council approved the Cooperative Agreement between the City of Inglewood (“City”) and the Inglewood Transit Connector Joint Powers Authority (the “JPA”) (the “Cooperative Agreement”) for the Inglewood Transit Connector (ITC) Project (the “Project”).

The council adopted a resolution approving the Sewer System Management Plan 2021 (SSMP) Update.

The council approved the second revision to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC) Lease Rider Agreement by and among Inglewood Housing Authority, Pacific Rim Preservation, L.P., and the CTCAC for Pacific Rim Apartments located at 230 S. Grevillea Avenue, Inglewood, California 90301.

Before the meeting adjourned, Mayor Butts explained that the City of Inglewood has more affordable homes per capita than any city in the South Bay and the lowest median rent compared to those cities.  He also explained that even though Inglewood began adding affordable housing in 1969, over 60 percent of the city’s affordable housing stock was built in the last 11 years.

Mayor Butts adjourned the meeting in honor of Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Jerry Thomas, a lifelong resident of District 2 who transitioned a short time ago.

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