Inglewood residents are invited to participate in TWO important meetings related to the Inglewood Transit Connector project which are being held on March 29.
The City has failed to promote either meeting about the transit connector on their multiple social media accounts despite the project displacing nearly 500 employees and 44 small businesses, including Vons grocery store.
‘They’re scared, they’re worried, because, at the end of the day, this is their livelihood,’ said Councilman Eloy MoralesInglewood Transit Connector could uproot businesses to make way for trains to SoFi Stadium
Both meetings are being held before the April 4 Public Hearing on the Draft Business Relocation Plan.
On March 29, the Inglewood Transit Connector Joint Powers Authority (ITCJPA) will meet at 2 p.m. in the council chambers located inside of Inglewood City Hall.
View the ITCJPA meeting agenda here.
The Trifiletti Group, the lead consultants on the ITC project, will hold an open house starting at 4 p.m. at the Inglewood Senior Center located at 111 N. Locust. The open house will discuss the potential of relocating the Maintenance and Storage Facility to the Market Street Station to avoid disrupting Vons.
Moving the Maintenance and Storage Facility will also require the consultants to produce a new Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to the community. Ask for it if you plan on attending either meeting.
The city has done a poor job of failing to properly notify the residents of these meetings. City Manager Artie Fields, Asst. City Manager Luis Atwell and City Clerk Aisha Thompson attend all of the ITCJPA meetings and never provide a public report during weekly city council meetings.
None of the council members use their speaking time, during the same council meetings, to alert the public to any important meetings taking place in the community unless it’s an event they’re sponsoring.
Councilmembers Eloy Morales Jr. and Dionne Faulk are both up for reelection next year and this project affects both residents and businesses in their respective districts. Voters should remember that when they ask for your vote.
Emilie St. John is a contributing writer for 2UrbanGirls.com and the Los Angeles Wave newspaper.