Francis Taylor, Sr. Writer

Conducting routine city business, the council rejected a claim filed by L. Robinson for an alleged employment issue and approved Amendment No. 3 to Agreement No. 11-95 with George L. Mallory Jr. and Associates, APLC to increase the hourly compensation rate of the firm’s partners.

The council approved a three-year agreement (with the option to extend three (3) additional one (1) year terms) with Luckey Vending, to provide vending machine services, including food, snacks, and drinks at City Facilities.

The council approved of the Los Angeles County of Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO) easements located at the intersection of Arbor Vitae Street and Portal Avenue for the installation and connection of a new 12-inch diameter storm drain pipeline.

The council authorized and approved the execution of a Grant Agreement offer of $4,428,903 with the Federal Aviation Administration for the Airport Improvement Program.

Following the action by the council on the matters above, uncharacteristically, there were no public comments on any matter connected with City business not elsewhere considered on the agenda.

During the Council Remarks, Member Dotson reported that it was his pleasure to attend the birthday celebration for Inglewood’s strongest and most vocal advocate, Inglewood Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Willie Agee.

Member Padilla thanked everyone involved in the recent planning and execution of another great and very successful Dia De los Muertos celebration at the Inglewood Park Cemetery. He extended special thanks to the Inglewood Flower Shop for providing the 300 Monarch Butterflies that were released in honor of those who have passed away.

Member Franklin thanked Member Padilla for a very successful Dia De los Muertos celebration and extended special thanks and recognition to the Los Angeles Rams for their recent contributions in refurbishing the Morningside High School football field.

Member Morales also extended his thanks to Member Padilla for presenting a very successful event and offered his collective thanks to the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Clippers for all of the support they have provided in the City of Inglewood.

With the last word, Mayor Butts acknowledged and thanked Members Padilla and Franklin for their work on the Dia De los Muertos Event the Morningside High School football field refurbishment, respectively. He closed the meeting in honor of Elijah Eugene Cummings, the American politician and the member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland’s 7th congressional district who died following a brief illness on October 17, 2019.

Mayor Butts and Council Member Padilla, center, featured with Inglewood Rams’ Youth at Morningside High School.

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