Each year on March 8th, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to: celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity, and fundraise for female-focused charities.
The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2021 is ‘Choose To Challenge‘. A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change.
In honor of International Women’s Day, Google revealed its list of the most-searched women of 2020 and local native and tennis ace Serena Williams was the second-most searched women in the world.
Serena Williams was reared in Compton, CA and is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1 in women’s single tennis. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time behind Margaret Court (24). The Women’s Tennis Association ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on July 8, 2002. On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf. In total, she has been No. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the Open Era among female players behind Graf and Martina Navratilova.
Inglewood applauds the accomplishments of Serena Williams.
Conducting city business in the weekly council meeting the council conducted a public hearing to consider an ordinance granting Golden State Water Company a franchise to use or lay and use pipelines and appurtenances for transmitting and distributing water under, along, across or upon the public streets, ways, alleys and places within the City of Inglewood. Following a staff report, the council approved the ordinance.
The council approved the Minutes of the Meetings held on July 7, 2020, and July 14, 2020.
The council adopted a resolution amending Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget to carry over unspent Community Development Block Grant CARES Act Funding in the amount of $1,000,000 that was earmarked for the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program in Fiscal Year 2019-2020.
The council adopted a resolution effecting modification to the terms and conditions of employment of employees represented by IMEO/AFSCME Local 960.
It was announced that the Senior Citizen COVID-19 Vaccination Program is going well and all of Inglewood’s seniors who are participating in the home food delivery program have been contacted to receive their vaccinations.
It was also reported that additional vaccines are available and interested Inglewood residents may call 310-412-4380 to possibly schedule a vaccination appointment.