Inglewood City Council Meeting – July 11, 2023


By Francis Taylor, Executive Editor

A public hearing was conducted to consider adoption of a resolution making findings, overruling protests, and objections, and ordering delinquent sewer fees and refuse charges to be placed on the tax rolls for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. After public comments, the council adopted the resolution and directed the Clerk to file the necessary documents placing the delinquent refuse and sewer accounts on the County of Los Angeles property tax rolls. (Sanitation Fund and Sewer Fund)

The council accepted the City Attorney’s office recommendation and rejected several claims made against the city by individuals for personal injury and vehicle damage cases.

The Inglewood Music Festival hosted by CCM Dionne Faulk raised $10,275 for the IUSD.

The council authorized the payment of the following invoices submitted, in the total amount of $35,257.25, for services rendered at the City’s inaugural Inglewood Music Festival, held on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at Darby Park.

Escovedo, Peter Michael                        $     550.00 Instrument Audio Service, LLC             $16,080.88 It’s Your Party Floral & Event Design   $  8,956.37 Lavender Blue Restaurant Lounge         $  3,840.00 Phil Reyes – Souvenir Entertainment     $  5,830.00

The council adopted a resolution 1) eliminating the $275,000 annual not-to-exceed amount for County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) services under Agreement No. 19-271; and 2) directing staff to obtain City Council approval for changes to billing rates and levels of service before the start of each County Fiscal Year.

The council awarded a contract and approved an agreement in the amount of $96,000 (including a city-controlled contingency amount of $9,000, for a total cost of $105,000);

The council awarded a contract and approved an agreement with GA Builders LLC dba GA Construction for the Rogers Park Exercising Equipment Project, per Bid No. CB-23-09. The council accepted a donation, in the amount of $115,000, from the American Heart Association for Greenfield and Matrix brand fitness stations for Rogers Park; authorized the repurposing of $40,000 from Project No. P964 (Park Fencing and Signage Improvements) to cover equipment installation costs; amended the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget to reflect the addition of the aforementioned funds; and authorized the purchase of Matrix brand fitness equipment in the amount of $50,000.

The council approved a Host Agency Agreement with International Pre-Diabetes Center– Senior Community Service Employment Program (IPDC-SCSEP) to provide subsidized and senior citizen workers for a variety of positions through July 31, 2024.

The council authorized the purchase of six (6) electric bicycles from American Bike Patrol Services, approved a funds transfer from the Air Quality Management District revenue account to the appropriate expenditure account to purchase the bicycles and, adopted a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget. in a total amount not to exceed $34,033.61.

The council approved Amendment No. 4 to Agreement No. 19-224 with UrbanTrans Consultants, Inc., increasing the compensation by an amount not to exceed $351,930, and extending the term of the agreement by one (1) year.

The council adopted a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget to transfer funds into the Measure W Fund Account and adopted Ordinance No. 23-14, approving Zoning Code Amendment 23-00001 (ZCA-23-00001) to modify Chapter 12 of the Inglewood Municipal Code to permit automated car wash facilities in the Mixed-Use Corridor Zone.


CCM Gloria Gray attended D-2 Block Club Meeting

The council adopted Ordinance No. 23-15, approving Zoning Code Amendment-23-00003 (ZCA 23-00003) to amend Article 17.3(Sign Overlay Zone) to include the amended Master Sign Plan for a 29.5-acre Commercial and Recreation Zoned Property at 3900 West Manchester Boulevard.

The council adopted an ordinance approving the secured property tax rates for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2023.

The inglewood Music Festival hosted by CCM Dionne Faulk raised $10,275 for the IUSD.

The council approved an initiative by Mayor James T. Butts, Jr., recommending that the City Council approve a one (1)-year agreement, in a total amount not to exceed $54,000, with Generation Connect for the administration of a virtual digital program that will offer technology support, online educational services, and common interest bonding opportunities between Inglewood-area seniors and Inglewood-area high school teens.


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