This week’s city council meeting was filled with accolades and fond memories of Eloy Morales, Sr., the father of one of Inglewood’s most tenured council members, District 2 Council Member Eloy Morales. Morales, Sr. was credited with starting the city’s youth soccer program many years ago and was remembered for the positive mentoring he provided for Inglewood’s youth. Mayor Butts echoed the positive remarks about Morales, Sr. and stated that he was indeed an unsung community icon in the City of Inglewood, as he closed the council meeting in his honor.
Getting on with city business, the council authorized the payment of invoices submitted by Constant Associates for emergency COVID-19 services provided to support the Office of Emergency Services during the beginning stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and invoice No. 0921 submitted by Mr. Guy Black for services rendered at the Unity Rally Event held at the Forum on June 6, 2020..
The council adopted a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget to transfer funds in the amount of $23,000 to the Finance Department to fund Agreement No. 21-003 with HdL Coren & Cone.
The council executed a Grant Agreement offer of $3,750,000 with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Airport Improvement Program
Finally the council set two public hearing dates to consider the adoption of a resolution to establish Short Term Rental Fees and to consider the approval of a substantial amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan for the receipt of CARES Act Round 3 funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Council members announced two food giveaway programs, sponsored by Los Angeles City Council Member and 2nd District Los Angeles County Supervisor candidate Herb Wesson. On October 16th Member Franklin will join Wesson at Monroe Middle School and on October 20th Member Padilla will join Wesson at La Tijera Middle School for a food giveaway.
Member Padilla posted a picture of the official ballot box that has been placed in front of the entrance to Rogers Park where voters may drop off their completed ballot.
City Clerk Yvonne Horton announced that mail-in ballots have been distributed and she urged all registered voters to VOTE!
Mayor Butts indicated that applicants responded to advertisements in INGLEWOOD TODAY and KJLH for rental assistance and 248 Inglewood residents will receive $1,278 million for
up to three months rent to ease the burden of lost and reduced income as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.