Council Honors Dola Jones for BHM, Lunch at the Inglewood Library Program Approved by City Council

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Following no scheduled city council meeting last week, in the last council meeting during Black History Month Mayor Butts read a proclamation acknowledging the accomplishments of Inglewood resident Ms. Dola Jones who served for many years as a public health nurse and later founded Great Beginnings for Babies.

The council received a formal presentation on the progress of the Inglewood Transit Corridor project and another presentation concerning the 1st Quarter of the City of Inglewood’s fiscal health for the period October 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. The report concluded a projected one year budget shortfall of $9.79 million for the year extrapolated from data in the 1st Quarter. The ultimate deficit amount will likely be significantly reduced as the effects of COVID-19 are removed and the California State Board of Equalization advances collected funds to the City of Inglewood.

The council approved South Bay Workforce Investment Board’s request for approval that responds to selected criteria by the State of California Workforce Development Board to be the Adult and Dislocated Worker Career Services Provider.

Thc council also approved Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 18-221 with MGT Consulting Group, Inc., for the review costs to establish fees for the Housing Protection Program; and to devise a plan to create a transportation impact fee program for the City that complies with California Government Code Section 66000 et seq.

The council approved the acceptance of the Lunch at the Library Program Grant funding from the California State Library in the amount of $9,800 and adopted a resolution authorizing acceptance of Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funds and amending the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget in the amount of $180,369 from the Public Safety Grant Fund.

The council approved an operational agreement with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for the implementation and use of the Electronic Charge Evaluation Request portal, that will end December 31, 2026.

The council authorized a four-year annual purchase order to AT&T/FirstNet for the purchase of air cards for the Police Department’s mobile data computers with funds derived from General and Grant Funds.

The council reviewed the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 First-Quarter Budget Review Report.The council set a public hearingto consider an ordinance amending Inglewood Municipal Code Chapter 2 (Administration), Article 5 (Purchasing) to add Section 2-196.1 (Inglewood Transit Connector Procurements) to authorize the use of alternative project delivery methods; and to establish certain requirements for procurements and contracts related to the proposed Inglewood Transit Connector Project initiated pursuant to such authorized alternative project delivery methods.

At the close of the meeting Mayor Butts provided an overview of how COVID-19 has impacted the City of Inglewood. He indicated that there have been 2,854 cases and 254 deaths and that the city is pulling out all stops to work with the County and local venues to vaccinate as many Inglewood residents as possible. He closed the meeting in honor of Ms. Soledad Martine and 92-year-old Judge Albert Mathews.

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