If you have driven past the intersection of La Brea and Regent Street recently you have no doubt noticed earth movers preparing the land for the construction of the Inglewood Market Gateway. The development will feature 243 studio, one, two, and three bedroom luxury rental units and 50,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. The development, which will redefine Inglewood’s downtown, is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2022. More information may be obtained online at www.inglewoodmarketgatewan.com.

The council conducted a Public Hearing to consider Zone Change No. 2019-001 (ZC-2019-001) to rezone an approximately 67,783 square-foot (1.55 acres) site from R-2 (Limited Multiple-family Residential) and M-1 (Light Manufacturing) to R-3 (Multiple-family Residential) at 355 La Colina Drive, and 338 to 358 East Beach Avenue.

The council approved an amendment to Agreement No. 18-205 with J Lee Engineering, Inc., increasing the contract amount by an additional $150,000 to continue providing Building Safety inspection services and Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 18-221 with MGT Consulting Group, Inc., to perform an annual and updated Full Cost Allocation Plan and User Fee Study.

The council approved the purchase of computer equipment from Dell Computer L.P.

The council approved Amendment No. 2 to Funding Agreement No. 920000000INGLEI with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) extending the Inglewood Long-Range Mobility Plan Study funding lapse date to December 31, 2019, and No. 2 to Funding Agreement No. CFP# F5300 with Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) to extend the City of Inglewood ITS-Phase IV Improvements lapse date to February 28, 2021.

The council authorized the payment of outstanding invoices submitted by S & L Specialty Construction, Inc., for construction work on RSI Phase XV, Group 10, RSI Phase XV, Group 13, and RSI Phase XV, Group 17.

The council approved the Amended and Restated Second Amendment to CEQA Funding Agreement No. 18-055 with Murphy’s Bowl LLC to include an additional $2,804,240.73 to cover certain additional City costs and activities associated with the Phase II Scope of Services provided by third party consultants necessary to provide certain environmental and legal services on behalf of the City as required and/or contemplated by the ENA.   

The council approved an Amended and Restated Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) by and between the City of Inglewood (the “City”) and Prairie Station, LLC, (the “Developer”), subject to the California Department of Finance’s approval of the Long Range Property Management Plan (LRPMP) of the City of Inglewood as Successor Agency to the Inglewood Redevelopment Agency (the “Successor Agency”) for disposition of all former Inglewood Redevelopment Agency- and Successor Agency-owned properties transferred to the City pursuant to the LRPMP.

The council approved an Advance Funds Agreement between the City of Inglewood and Faith Lutheran Church Inglewood, California for $9,978 to cover City costs and activities associated with a Planned Assembly Development and a 65-unit Senior Housing Development proposal for 3320 W. 85th Street.

The council adopted a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Operational Budget to unfreeze the salary savings of one of the allocated positions in the City Treasurer’s Department.

The council approved rate adjustments for residential and commercial accounts for solid waste collection, in accordance to the rate schedule as permitted under the Integrated Solid Waste Services Agreement and subsequent amendments with Consolidated Disposal Service (CDS), a Republic Services company.

The council set a public hearing to consider the adoption of a number of 2019 California, Title 24 Building Codes, including all related revisions, supplements and errata and adopted the

Updated Salary Ordinance No. 20-04 for Fiscal Year 2019-2020 that was introduced November 5, 2019.

During public comments a representative from Morningside High School reported that the school’s baseball field is sorely in need of repairs. While noting that the Inglewood Unified School District’s facilities have realized numerous improvements delivered by the professional sports teams that are coming to the city Mayor Butts indicated that the City has no jurisdiction over the school’s facilities and the matter should be directed to the principal.

Councilmember Dotson thanked U.S. Veterans for allowing city officials to join in their Veteran’s Day festivities and again acknowledged and thanked those who served and continue to serve in the military. He also announced the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Giveaway and the December Toy Drive and Christmas Party. Details are available in Dotson’s office.

Councilmember Franklin announced the opening of Norm’s Restaurant in his district and Morales acknowledged the needs of Morningside High School’s ball field, noting that while the city continues to experience significant growth and development, comprehensive development takes time.

Mayor Butts noted that he and his council colleagues are seeking ice machines for the local high schools and announced that HIS is in the 3rd round of playoffs. He also explained that the council is working with the County of Los Angeles, the current IUSD administrator, to move the district forward.

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