Transit Connector Funding Approved by Council


By Francis Taylor, Executive Editor

The council authorized the immediate $86,084.50 payment of the March 2023 invoice submitted by the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care & Control (DACC) for housing and general animal care and control services provided to the City of Inglewood and authorized the $175,000 payment of the April 2023 and May 2023 invoices.

The council approved the First Amendment to Agreement No. 22-317 with WSP USA Environment & Infrastructure, Inc., changing the name from Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (Wood) to WSP USA Environment & Infrastructure Inc. (WSP) and authorizing the payment of outstanding and future invoices for WSP for services rendered. 

Staff report recommending that the Mayor and Council Members authorize payment of invoices submitted by Artistic Resources Corporation (ARC) for the replacement and repair of various items in the City Council Broadcast infrastructure. (General Fund)

The council awarded a contract and approved a two-year agreement with Ramirez Productions & Event Rentals, Inc., for Equipment Rentals for Citywide Special Events, per RFB-0161 Re-issue, in a total amount not to exceed $80,249.

The council approved the $266,848 purchase of three Elderly Nutrition Program replacement delivery vehicles from 72 Hour, LLC doing business as “National Auto Fleet Group” using the terms, conditions, and pricing in National Auto Fleet Group/Sourcewell Contract No.   091521-NAF. (Grant Fund)

The council adopted a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget to include the United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) FY 2021 Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds, in the amount of $53,579, from the previous fiscal year.

The council approved an agreement with the City of Los Angeles for acceptance of Fiscal Year 2022 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program funds, in the amount of $198,796.  

The council approved a Subrecipient Agreement between Los Angeles County and the City of Inglewood for State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) Funds in the amount of $250,000.  

The council directed the Mayor to execute a funding agreement, approved as to form by the City Attorney, with the Inglewood Transit Connector Joint Powers Authority (JPA) to contribute $7.6 million annually (Fiscal Year 2023 dollars), as adjusted for inflation, during the operations period to support the ongoing cost of operating and maintaining the Inglewood Transit Connector (Project), and $3.75 million annually in each of the two years prior, as adjusted for inflation, to planned construction completion (estimated to occur in 2028) to establish a project reserve for unexpected operating period obligations.  

The council adopted a resolution to summarily vacate 201 N. La Brea Avenue, Inglewood, California, and summarily vacate all easement rights on and over the applicable property.

The council set a public hearing for June 6, 2023, to consider an ordinance amending or repealing various municipal code sections regulating peddling, soliciting, and sidewalk vending, and adding a new Article 13 to Chapter 8 (Businesses, Trades and Professions) of the Municipal Code to comply with changes in State law.

After receiving a financial report concerning the City of Inglewood financial health, Mayor Butts closed the weekly meeting by pointing out that despite the city facing receivership by the State of California for insolvency, 11 years ago, he ‘envisioned’ a different outcome and the city has realized a 1,000 percent increase in the general fund.

Kudos to Mayor James T. Butts and his council colleagues!



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