By: Emilie St. John
The city of Inglewood has continued a scheduled Public Hearing on the Draft Relocation Plan for the Inglewood Transit Connector project until April 4 at 2:00 p.m. The council agenda was uploaded late Friday night indicating the matter will not be heard during the March 14 meeting.
The City will still hold a presentation on the matter this coming Tuesday.
The public will still be able to speak on the Draft Business Relocation Plan during EVERY council meeting leading up to the Public Hearing during the public comment period at the END of each city council meeting for ONE minute.
You can email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and to the City Clerk’s office email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The city estimates it will cost nearly $40 million to relocate nearly 50 small businesses which will impact close to 500 permanent and part-time jobs. The largest number of job losses will be at the Vons grocery store which represents nearly half of the projected numbers.
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. spoke on the pending closure of small businesses in an interview published in the Daily Breeze newspaper in late 2019.
“Visitors to the stadium won’t need to cross the street to get food, drinks or to even shop once the retail components come online.“Mayor Butts, Daily Breeze 11/24/2019
You can view the Draft Relocation Plan by clicking here.
To view the Jan. 31 staff report on the public hearing click here.
Emilie St. John is a freelance journalist for 2UrbanGirls.com and contributing writer for the Los Angeles Wave newspaper.