INGLEWOOD – As taxpayers eagerly await the City to release first quarter budget numbers for fiscal year 2023-2024 the city council will have a light city council agenda presented to them on Feb. 13.
The City will approve this week’s warrant register which includes 145 checks totaling approx. $4 million. Checks on the warrant register are also included for Inglewood Tow Service Inc. for towing service despite not having a current Tow Referral Service Permit issued by the City.
The City is also expending bond proceeds to pay for the City’s annual Holiday Party and other non descript activities.
Interim City Manager Mark Weinberg will award Harold Long dba Its Your Party a two-year contract totaling up to $443,800 for City-Wide Event Management and Production Services.
An RFP went out that drew ten (10) responses, including Del Richardson & Associates who is currently contracted with the City for relocation services related to the Inglewood Transit Connector project, but Long was selected primarily due to his long-standing working relationship with the City.
According to Weinberg,”…Its Your Party has the required experience, knowledge of the City’s vision, and overall understanding of the City’s needs related to event planning. Its Your Party’s proposal and reference checks have provided consistent responses regarding the company’s quality of work.”
Additionally, Weinberg is requesting approval of an amendment to an agreement to the Welfare-to-Work Vocational and Direct Services Contract by and between the County of Los Angeles and the City.
The Finance Department is requesting the City extend its agreement with Political Reporting Plus to continue occupying office space inside City Hall. The agreement calls for a monthly payment of $1700 for 700 square feet of space. The rate will increase in 2025 to $2000 per month.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Department is requesting the council adopt a resolution to submit a joint application, to apply for grant funding from the California Department of Housing and Community Development for the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Program.
According to the accompanying staff report, $675 million in funds are available under the AHSC program, which provides “loans and grants to localities, developers, public housing authorities, transit agencies, transit operators…to fund capital development projects, including affordable housing developments, that encourages walking, bicycling, and transit use.”
The application is for a joint project with Venice Community Housing and Social Justice Learning Institute. Last October, the city awarded 59 Project Based Vouchers to the project. The project is located a block south of the Metro K-Line.
Finally, the CDBG department is requesting a Public Hearing be set for Feb. 27 to adopt a resolution to apply for, accept, and approve implementation of entitlement grant funding from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development Division of the State Financial Assistance Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) Program.
On Aug. 17, 2022, Inglewood was identified as being eligible for an initial five-year allocation of $4.4 million for calendar years 2019-2023. The funds can be used towards eligible project like: increasing housing supply for households at or below 60% of area median income and increase assistance to affordable, owner-occupied workforce housing.