AKA’s Kick-Off Inglewood City Council Meeting

(Inglewood City Council and AKA Sorority Members pictured after their Proclamation. Photo by Francis Taylor)

By Francis Taylor, Executive Editor

During the Council Member comments portion of the meeting all the members acknowledged a very successful Women Rock event that was well attended, Council Member Padilla’s outstanding Cinco de Mayo Event, and extended Happy Mother’s Day wishes to Inglewood’s mothers. Member Gray acknowledged INGLEWOOD TODAY, on the 30th year of publication of the city’s leading weekly newspaper, focusing on a broad range of subjects pertaining to the City of Inglewood, its small businesses, and its residents.

At the beginning of the regular City Council Meeting, the Mu Beta Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, received a proclamation from the City of Inglewood, read by Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, on the occasion of their collective effort to fight stigma and raise awareness related to depression, anxiety, and trauma by “Lifting the Veil on Mental Health,” that is being highlighted nationally, with National Mental Health Awareness and Mental Health Awareness Month.

When the council meeting got underway, the Council rejected eight claims submitted to the City Attorney’s office for matters including personal injury, property damage and pothole-related vehicle damage.

The council then approved a lease agreement with the Senate Rules Committee, California Legislature (State), to continue to occupy Suite 600 on the 6th Floor of City Hall.

The council adopted a resolution approving and adopting Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Compliance Plan Update for the Senior Transportation Program of the City of Inglewood.

The council adopted a resolution rejecting all bids received by the City of Inglewood (City) for the Water Main Replacement Phase 5 Project, per Bid No. CB-22-20, and authorizing staff to revise and rebid the project.

The council adopted a resolution rejecting all bids received by the City of Inglewood (City) for Water Service Lines Replacement and Potholing Services, per Bid No. CB-23-07, and authorizing staff to revise and rebid the project. 

The council terminated Agreement No. 22-230 with Integra Realty Resources and

The council approved a Funding Agreement with Murphy’s Bowl, LLC (the “Developer”), in the amount of $3,620,000, to fund specialized legal services provided by the law firms of Burke Williams & Sorenson, LLP (BWS) and Kane Ballmer & Berkman, a Professional Corporation (KBB), provided on behalf of the City with regard to the development of a National Basketball Association Area and Associated Facilities (Project) located at the Intersection of Prairie Avenue and Century Boulevard.

The council approved a Lease Agreement with Murphy’s Bowl, LLC for temporary parking at 3729 W. 104th Street, Inglewood, California 90303.

The council executed Stipend Agreements for the Inglewood Transit Connector (ITC) Project, which authorizes payment of up to $3,000,000 to each eligible proposer.

The council approved Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 22-190 with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat), extending the term of the agreement by one (1) year and increasing the funding by $500,000 to cover the additional year.

Member Padilla announced an Inglewood Fentanyl Town Hall Meeting on May 18, 2023, from 10-12:00 p.m., at Rogers Park, to inform residents of the danger of using this drug. Mayor Butts announced that he had been named a Hallmark Bis Award and elected Official of the Year by his peers.  

(Concrete contractors prepare the sidewalk for upgraded handicap access sidewalks at Cedar and
Queen Street in Inglewood. Photo by Francis Taylor

At the end of the meeting, Louis Atwell, Assistant City Manager, explained that the City of Inglewood is currently actively executing the city’s Street’s and Alley’s Improvement Project that is upgrading and repairing the city’s handicap accessible sidewalks, throughout the city.


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