By Francis Taylor, Executive Editor
In the second weekly Inglewood City Council meeting that was open to the public, following the Covid-19 Pandemic, the meeting got underway promptly at 2:00 p.m.in the council chambers and it appears as though everything is back to normal where Inglewood residents are invited to attend the weekly meetings and observe the council members taking care of the city’s business.
The first agenda item was a public hearing to consider adoption of a resolution approving the 2021-2029 Housing Element (General Plan Amendment 2023-001). Following a staff presentation and public comments, the council adopted the resolution.
The second item was a public hearing about a Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan for the allocation of Home Investment Partnerships Program-American Rescue Plan funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The council
adopted the resolution.
The council then approved a two (2)-year agreement (with the option to extend an additional year) with Administrative Services Cooperative, Inc. dba Yellow Cab to provide subsidized taxicab services for elderly and disabled persons. (Grant Funds)
|The agreement called for an amount not to exceed $150,000 per contract year (total not to exceed $300,000); and authorized payment of outstanding invoices submitted by Administrative Services Cooperative, Inc. for taxi services provided from March 17, 2022, through February 28, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $25,000. (Grant Funds)|
The council approved Amendment No. 2 to Agreement No. 21-117 with Bateman Community Living, LLC, dba TRIO Community Meals, extending the term of the agreement by one year (with the option to extend one additional year) to provide meals onsite for the Senior Nutrition Program. (Grant Fund). The annual amount not to exceed $795,600 while the total contract amount iw $2,386,800.
The council approved the Advanced Traffic Controller (ATC) cabinets and equipment purchase for the Department of Public Works. (Measure R Street & Hwy Fund), in the amount of $238,429.40.
The council authorized payment of an invoice submitted by Fenceworks Rental Systems, Inc., Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program Grant Funds (TIRCP), in the amount of $829.
The council adopted a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget to add the District Four Community Center Project (Project) to the 2022-2023 Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) and to transfer funds to complete the renovations to the District Community Center.
The council approved the special rate adjustment for residential solid waste collections, as permitted in the Amended and Restated Integrated Solid Waste Services Agreement with Consolidated Disposal Service, LLC dba Republic Services (Republic).
The council set a public hearing for April 4, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., to consider an appeal against the Planning Commission’s Denial of Special Use Permit No. 2022-008 (SP-2022-008) to allow an approximately 70,000 square-foot addition to an existing approximately 156,000 square-foot 6-story self-storage facility on an approximately 74,000 square-foot, M-1 (Light Manufacturing) zoned property at 937-959 West Hyde Park Boulevard.
The council set a public hearing for April 25, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., to consider an ordinance amending Section 2-196.1 Article 5 of Chapter 2 (Purchasing) of the Inglewood Municipal Code.
The council introduced the updated Stormwater Management and Discharge Control Ordinance, finding that the updated Stormwater Management and Discharge Control Ordinance is exempt from CEOA.
It is noteworthy that in last week’s council meeting Mayor Butts announced the deadline for property owners to complete the annual registration of their rental property in the City of Inglewood is March 31st of each year. Property owners are encouraged to call 310-412-4330 if they have any questions concerning rental property registration.
Mayor Butts also acknowledged that the Transit Connection project is advancing at a record pace and commended the forward-thinking members of the council for advancing a project that is good for the long-term health of the city as it prepares for the future of Inglewood. The Transit Connection Project is connecting people, places, and the future.
Member Padilla announced a Disaster Preparedness Fair that will be conducted on March 25, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Rogers Park.