Inglewood City Council will be asked to approve a fourth amendment to CEQA funding agreement 18-055 for the possible Clippers arena. The city also continues to spend money for the 2020 Earth Day festival that never took place and will once again delay holding a public hearing related to short-term rentals.
City Attorney Ken Campos is requesting an additional $97,000 for legal services performed by Remy Moose Manley, LLP for services performed outside of the agreement. The initial agreement plus the four amendments total $1.4 million.
The city has delayed the public hearing on adopting short-term rental regulations until June 23rd.
The city’s warrant register includes a $7,118 advertising payment for the 2020 Earth Day Festival to KJLH despite the April event not being officially cancelled by the city.
During the May 19th regular city council meeting Treasurer Wanda Brown submitted documents into the public record detailing a nearly $78,000 overpayment to Pinner Construction, who built the Senior Center. Brown alleges there is documented proof that payment was never returned to the city despite her bringing It to the attention of Assistant Finance Director Sharon Koike and Mayor James Butts.
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It is unknown if the overpayment was discovered by the recent audit by the state controller’s office.
Finally, the city will hold two public hearings one is related to adopting an environmental justice element to the city’s General Plan while the other will amend the land use element of the same General Plan.
Strangely, public participation during the weekly council meetings are nearly non-existent as many residents are neither taking advantage of watching the council meetings on the city’s Facebook page nor calling in to have their comments on such issues heard by the mayor and council.
The proposed changes to the general plan are exactly what the rich-out-of-town campaign contributors put the council in place to do-Destroy the community of Inglewood for THEIR personal enrichment. The four overpaid aye men will vote as they always do..without regard for their neighbors in an effort to please THE DECISION CZAR. With a 400% density increase here and a 800% density increase there no one should notice the 1380% increase over there. Like the frog in boiling water, or the lambs following “their leader” to slaughter, Inglewood residents may one day wake up and notice while they kept their voices silent their “quarters” have been made smaller, the shading magnolias have been removed , and their investment in the American dream has transformed to live as a sardine. The winners here are developers who use our tax money to buy their large estates for their families and the realtors who claim higher property value is the important thing , ( yes to them since their commissions are higher) The losers are individual residents who want their children to enjoy the promise of democracy rather than dictatorship, in a safe, stable, house with a piece of grass , fresh air, and limited traffic in a neighborhood where lifetime friendships flourish.
This recent pandemic should have taught everyone an important lesson Personal Space shouldn’t be a luxury only for billionaires and millionaires, it is important for all, even the residents of Inglewood. See what “Playa Vista- esk.” plans these four have approved at “urbanize LA” or get the details at “the arroyo group” > (enjoy the pretty renderings-you paid for those pretty pics)
Tell your council member his aye or yes today will be your vote for someone else in November.
When do you think the letters over one Manchester will be changed to “The New Chavez Ravine” or “Welcome to Tara” ?
Not a sardine