The Inglewood City Council will hold a special meeting on March 29 at 9:00 a.m. to approve an agreement to seek reimbursement of law enforcement-related expenses from Super Bowl 56 held in early 2022.
The staff report cites “significant turnover in the El Segundo Fire Department in late 2021” as the reason for Inglewood taking over as fiduciary agent for State Homeland Security Grant Program funds for crisis management software through New York vendor Buffalo Computer Graphics.
It is unclear why the City has waited over a year to seek reimbursement of nearly $200,000 in related expenses that taxpayers had to foot the bill for.
The City is seeking reimbursement of over $61,000 in contract costs and over $137,000 in “qualifying prior Super Bowl related expenditures”.
Two months ago, the City paid out $18,000 for equipment related to Super Bowl 56.
Typically, Inglewood holds meetings related to these types of transactions to keep the public out of the loop.
The City canceled the regular city council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 28 early Sunday morning.
On Monday night, around 6:00 p.m. the city posted a special meeting notice on Facebook stating there is a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday.
The public has been allowed back into council chambers to attend meetings in person. Should there not be enough seats available, the public can assemble in the Main Library Lecture Hall.
Here is a schedule of meetings for Wednesday, March 29
- Special City Council Meeting at City Hall at 9:00 a.m.
- Inglewood Transit Connector Joint Powers Authority Meeting at City Hall at 2:00 p.m.
- Inglewood Transit Connector Open House at the Inglewood Senior Center at 4:00 p.m.