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The City Attorney recommended and the council approved the rejection of a number of claims against the City of Inglewood in accordance with Government Code Section 913. The claimants may now proceed with litigation.

The council approved the Minutes for the Council Meetings held on July 9, 2019, and July 16, 2019.

The council approved Amendment One to the contract for Welfare-to-Work Vocational, Intermediary and Direct Services by and between the County of Los Angeles and the City of Inglewood serving as the administrative entity for the South Bay Workforce Investment Board (SBWIB).

The council authorized the Mayor to sign permits for use of Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) properties for the provisions of the City’s After School Recreation Program.

The council approved for payment an invoice submitted by Bearcom for maintenance and repair services of the Police Department’s radio infrastructure; for purchase of asphalt from Sully-Miller Contracting Company dba Blue Diamond Materials and to purchase water meters from Core & Main, LP.

The council approved the First Amendment to the Amended and Restated Agreement No. 16-155 approved on September 25, 2018 (which was originally dated April 19, 2016), with Pacific Coast Elevator Corporation, doing business as Amtech Elevator Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Otis Elevator Company, increasing the contract amount an additional $15,525 (total contract amount of $185,695) to complete the modernization of the two elevators at 115 South Locust Street.
The council recommended direction be given regarding the Municipal Elections of 2020.

Several days ago Councilman Morales distributed a letter to D-3 residents alerting them to the available transportation services of Access Transportation for any Inglewood resident who is disabled and in need of transportation to and from their doctor appointments and other places of interest. Anyone unable to use other sources of public transportation due to physical or other constraints may qualify for curb-to-curb service from Access Transportation.

Their mission is to enable disabled persons to function normally and have access to all public services available to non-disabled persons through the assistance of transportation. Their services are available seven days a week from 5 am to midnight and their rates range from $2.75 for under 20 miles to $3.50 for 20 miles and beyond.

If you know of anyone who may benefit from the curb-to-curb service provided by Access Transportation, you may contact them at 1-800-827-0829 for an application and evaluation.  If further information is needed Inglewood residents are invited to contact Mr. Jaime Gutierrez at 310/412-8603.

While publicly noticeable, gang-related activity in and around Queen Street has declined dramatically over the years and appears to have been completely eliminated, the structures in the alley between Manchester and Queen Street, west of Inglewood Avenue, are occasionally the target of graffiti tagging. That area was hit late last week and the city’s Graffiti Abatement team responded early Saturday morning to paint over the destructive vandalism. Kudos to the Graffiti Abatement Team members! Graffiti may be reported to the Inglewood Police Department at 310-412-5211. Do not confront graffiti taggers in progress! Call the police!

National Night Out strengthened the partnership between our Inglewood Police Department and our community. The event also offered free food, music and informational booths making this event a successful one.

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