Senator Bradford Delivers Legislative Update
Herb Wesson Conducted Successful Food Give-Away

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Volunteers, Inglewood City Councilman Alex Padilla, Inglewood School Board Administrator Erika Torres and Los Angeles County Supervisor (2nd District) candidate Herb Wesson at recent Wesson food giveaway in Inglewood. (Francis Taylor/Photo)

During the weekly city council meeting Senator Steven Bradford delivered a comprehensive legislative update on measures that he and his elected colleagues executed during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Member Padilla thanked 2nd supervisorial district candidate Herb Wesson for a successful food give-away program in the City of Inglewood.

The council unanimously approved Amendment Two of the Elderly Nutrition Program Services Subaward Number ENP202107 with County of Los Angeles Workforce Development Aging and Community Services (WDACS) to reflect award of additional funding for provision of the Elderly Nutrition Program that will add breakfast and lunch to the program that is providing meals for 550 senior citizens every week.

The council awarded a contract and approved a three-year agreement (with the option to extend two (2) additional one (1)-year terms) with the 40 Love Foundation, Incorporated to provide Tennis Management Services.

The council accepted the State Citizens Option for Public Safety (COPS Option) grant funds in the amount of $170,093 and adopted a resolution authorizing acceptance of a Fiscal year 2020-2021 Alcohol Policing Partnership Grant in the amount of $46,296.

The council also approved the use of Asset Forfeiture Funds for purchases continuing through Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

The council approved an agreement with Leverage Information Systems, Inc. (Leverage) for services related to the Police Department’s camera system.

The council approved a cooperative purchase (piggyback) agreement with Core & Main, LP and the City of Burbank Water & Power (BWP) for the purchase of water system operation and maintenance supplies for five (5) months and awarded a three-year cooperative agreement (with the option to extend an additional two (2) years in one (1)-year increments) with West Coast Arborists, Inc. (WCA) for tree maintenance, grid pruning, and arborist services. (General Fund)

Staff report recommending authorization to pay outstanding invoices submitted by Holiday Motel for the Emergency Motel Voucher Program.

The council adopted a resolution amending the terms and conditions of employment for employees represented by the Inglewood Police Management Association and introduced the

Salary Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

Senator Bradford explained that the legislature adjourned on March 16th in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and returned May 2nd to address legislation related only to the pandemic. He was appointed co-chair of the Economic Recovery Task Force and gave a brief description of the measures signed by the governor.

SB 3088 is a measure that benefits renters and small property owners. While the implementation details are in process, the intent is to delay evictions and provide tax credits and forbearance for property owners. SB 1447 provides $100 million in tax credits for small business owners. SB 1157 allows renters to bolster their credit score with regular and timely rent payments. SB 203 protects minors from relinquishing their Miranda Rights without parental input. SB 1244 provides for the testing of medicinal cannabis and SB 1192 provides benefit protection for disabled public servants.

Senator Bradford also announced another measure that is sure to become law in 2021. SB 731 will provide legislative measures to decertify police officers when their behavior warrants decertification.

Member Franklin thanked Senator Bradford for his work in the legislature and for his recent announcement about the free flu shots that are available for district residents. Member Padilla thanked Los Angeles City Council Member Wesson for a successful food give-away that included 10 pounds of chicken and other food items to 300 mobile residents. Members Morales and Dotson applauded the Senior Food Program.

Mayor Butts thanked Senator Bradford for his presentation and encouraged anyone with questions about how SB 3088, the landlord/tenant COVID-19 relief measure, will be implemented should call the senator’s office at 310-412-6120.

Do not forget to vote on Tuesday, November 3rd 2020.

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