The city of Inglewood will hold a public hearing on amending the city’s General Plan which will drastically affect the density rate. As foreign investors continue to invest in housing one of the key selling points Turnstone Capital points out is taking advantage of “increasing density which allows to increase value in real estate assets”.
Creating density and increasing value involves this scenario. An investor purchases two single family homes, adjoins the parcels, and creates a multi-family residence. This is troublesome for a city like Inglewood which already lacks parking and has created a citywide parking permit system which only allows two parking permits per household.
The General Plan is being amended to specifically increase density for the proposed Clippers arena, aka the Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center (IBEC).
Long-time resident Diane Sambrano spoke to 2UrbanGirls about why this should concern Inglewood residents.
“This amendment is exactly what the greedy out-of-town developers, who have financed the current councils election and local realtors who seek to personally profit desires,” said Sambrano.
“The quality of life decreases for residents will be significant as the number of allowable dwellings will choke out green space, increase traffic and all but eliminate neighborhoods of single family homes.
Sambrano specifically refers to a new housing development in the city’s north end at Plymouth and Labrea.
The properties located along a stretch of Plymouth became the subject of a Letter to the Editor concerning the delay in filing recording documents on behalf of the owners.
“Twenty townhomes will replace eleven existing single family homes,” said Sambrano. “This was all down under the Arroyo Group who taxpayers essentially paid to destroy their community.”
Arroyo Group’s website depicts plans for 3,000 units at Crenshaw-Imperial which will replace the shopping center where Superior Market, Big 5 and other small businesses are located.
You may recall many business owners complained that the city cut off some turning access at the intersection of Crenshaw and 113th Street at Wells Fargo. One could assume the city was attempting to sabotage the businesses to justify closing the center in favor of the housing development.
A 14 story hotel will be erected at 3820 W. 102nd Street and another monstrous hotel at 11111 S. Prairie Avenue and 4026 W. 111th Street.
The James T. Butts Jr. administration is methodically increasing density to drive out long term residents of the city of Inglewood.
Inglewood residents Kenneth and Dawn Baines hired the Silverstein Law Firm to file an opposition to the amended plan.
They are also opposed to the fact that the IBEC project, which has been criticized for 42 environmental adverse actions, would be alleviated should the city change the General Plan.
Their opposition was related to the city’s lack of proper notification. The city utilizes Inglewood Today newspaper to publish the notices, however, despite the vast taxpayer funds pumped into the weekly publication, they are not delivered to homeowners. Instead they have to hunt the paper down thus missing out on these important announcements.
No opposition was filed on behalf of any existing environmental group in the city of Inglewood.
Inglewood Today Publisher Willie Brown is involved in a battle with resident Halimah Ginyard, who runs a popular Inglewood focused Facebook group and has become Executive Director of the Inglewood Chamber, registered herself as the publisher of Brown’s twenty year old newspaper.
It is possible Ginyard has usurped advertising funds from his paper with this action.
Board members of the Inglewood Chamber, which include realtors and other reputable city businesses, continue to allow unethical and unscrupulous persons to be the leader of the organization which saw the former Executive Director removed related to mismanaging chamber funds.
Related: Letter to the Editor: Inglewood Mayor threatens Board of the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce
Was Ginyard installed there to continue the alleged pillaging of chamber funds or is Mayor Butts attempting to forcefully take over Brown’s paper through her filing?
The Public Hearing will take place Tuesday, June 9th at 2pm and you can watch the meeting on the city’s Facebook page.
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City Council of the City of Inglewood, California, will hold a public hearing on June 9, 2020 at the hour of 2:00 p.m., to consider the following:
1. A public hearing to consider General Plan Amendment 2020-01 (GPA 2020-001) to adopt an Environmental Justice Element to the General Plan.
A Notice of Exemption (EA-CE-2020-036) has been prepared stating that the proposed project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a copy of which is available for public review in the Planning Division office, fourth floor of City Hall. An electronic copy can be obtained by emailing email@example.com.
2. A public hearing to consider General Plan Amendment 2020-002 (GPA 2020-002) to amend the Land Use Element of the City of Inglewood General Plan to clarify existing population density and building intensity allowances for all land use designations.
A Notice of Exemption (EA-CE-2020-037) has been prepared stating that the proposed project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a copy of which is available for public review in the Planning Division office, fourth floor of City Hall. An electronic copy can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN REGARDING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION that Pursuant to Executive Order N-29-20 and given the current health concerns, members of the public can access this meeting and make public comments in the following ways:
Viewing and Listening to Meeting: Live on-line, with audio and limited video, at https://www.facebook.com/cityofinglewood/
Viewing and Listening to Meeting: On Spectrum Cable Local Channel 35 with audio and limited video. Please check with your cable provider for details.
Written Public Comments: Should you choose to submit comments electronically for consideration by the Inglewood City Council/Successor Agency/Housing Authority/Finance Authority/Parking Authority/Joint Powers Authority (Legislative Body) by sending them to the City Clerk/Secretary at email@example.com, and Deputy City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure distribution to the members of the Legislative Body prior to consideration of the agenda, please submit comments prior to 12:00 P.M. on June 9, the day of the meeting, and in the body of the email, please identify the agenda number or subject matter. Those comments, as well as any comments received after 12:00 P.M., will be distributed to the members of the Legislative Body and will be made part of the official public record of the meeting. Contact the Office of the City Clerk at 310-412-5280 with any questions.
Listening to Meeting and Oral Public Comments: Members of the public can participate in the meeting telephonically to listen and make comments. The meeting’s telephone number and access code will be provided no later than 72 hours before the meeting on the meeting agenda published at the following link:https://www.cityofinglewood.org/AgendaCenter/City-Council-3.
This notice is given by the order of the City Council of the City of Inglewood and is dated this 26th day of May 2020.
Yvonne Horton, City Clerk
City of Inglewood, California
If you will require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (310) 412-5280 or FAX (310) 412-5333, One Manchester Boulevard, 1stFloor, Inglewood, California 90301. All requests for accommodations must be received 48 hours prior to the day of the hearing.
Pursuant to Government Code section 65009, if you challenge the proposed general plan amendments in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing.
In the event that the City Council meeting of June 9, 2020 is not held, or is concluded prior to this public hearing agenda item being considered, the public hearing will automatically be continued to the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting.
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