This week’s city council meeting was dominated by discussions related to the development of the Los Angeles Clippers’ basketball arena and the proposed people mover that will transport patrons from the Inglewood Metro Rail station to The Forum, SoFi Stadium and the eventual Clippers’ arena.
Earlier in the day, the council members joined the brass of the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers at the ground breaking ceremony of the SoFi Stadium. Mayor Butts indicated that the City of Inglewood had accomplished in about two and one half years in what only three other cities in the nation have accomplished in a lifetime with three professional sports franchises; the Los Angeles Rams, the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Clippers.
During the council meeting, the members approved the Minutes of the Meetings held on March 17, 2020, March 24, 2020, April 7, 2020, April 21, 2020, May 5, 2020, May 12, 2020, and the Special Meeting held on March 27, 2020.
The council approved a Professional Services Agreement with Willdan Financial Services to prepare a Development Impact Fee Feasibility Study to establish Impact Fees and an agreement with Lance, Soll & Lunghard LLP to provide professional audit services.
The council approved a Master Agreement and Program Supplement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to approve and accept the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program grant.
The council adopted a resolution accepting a grant deed transferring 13 parcels referred to in the Long-Range Property Management Plan (LRPMP) for future development as required by the LRPMP and implemented by a proposed Disposition and Development Agreement by and between the City and Murphy’s Bowl, LLC concerning the proposed development of the Property as part of the Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center.
The council conducted a public hearing to consider, and ultimately adopted a resolution approving a Disposition and Development Agreement between Murphy’s Bowl LLC and the City regarding development of the Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center.
During the council member’s comments portion of the meeting, Member Dotson reminded everyone to come out for this weekend’s Document Shredding event. He also commented on the completion of the SoFi Stadium and the number of men and women who acquired transferrable job skills as a result of that development.
Members Padilla, Franklin and Morales also commented on the completion of the stadium and offered appreciation and commendation to those involved in the project’s development.
Mayor Butts declared that today was indeed an historical day in the City of Inglewood, citing the completion of the SoFi Stadium, the progress of the Clippers Arena, and the fact that the 2,880 Inglewood residents who worked on the SoFi Stadium now have a trade that will sustain them for a lifetime.