The city of Inglewood is making it an annual year end event of destroying records. City Manager Artie Fields and Assistant City Manager Louis Atwell must have issues with the action since their signatures are missing and Fields is forged.
This year the city will shred documents for years 2001-2008 then skip to year 2015. The gap could be in response to a Los Angeles Times investigation regarding how homes nowhere near the flight path received funds and not homes directly under it.
They will also make adjustments to the FY 2019-2020 budget to accept $9.2 million from LAWA for the RSI program. 2UrbanGirls continues to scrutinize the peculiar signature of the city manager.
Peculiar happenings continue to transpire in the Inglewood Housing Authority. During a special meeting back in October, the city made drastic changes to the homebuyer’s assistance program, without the signature of the city manager. Housing Manager Roberto Chavez is requesting the council adopt the 2018-2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) be approved.
A Public Hearing will be set for January 14, 2020, to modify the Medical Enterprise Overlay Zone on Prairie Ave between Hardy and Manchester. Norma Jones submitted the request for the code amendment to remove prohibition on certain commercial uses.
The Inglewood Planning Commission recommended changes to the zone that would lift the prohibition on bars/nightclubs, theaters/live entertainment, barber shops, beauty and nail salons, jewelry stores and shopping centers.
The changes are being made due to the proximity to the NFL stadium. No staff report was attached.
The city will ease Title 24 Building Codes, which they are permitted to do. These changes will no doubt reflect in the building of the NFL stadium, NBA arena and other projects coming into the city.
Finally, the Finance Department is requesting $28.1 million in encumbrances be rolled over from the prior year.
On June 4, 2019, the Finance Department presented the mid year budget for 2018-2019, which detailed $4 million in carryovers from 2017-2018, in 2016-2017 the city carried over $6.5 million.
According to the report, $7 million is being carried over for RSI projects, security services, building and safety inspections, rental cars for IPD, legal fees are outstanding across all legal contracts, HOME rehab is outstanding $500,000 in CDBG funds, which explains why the city says no money is available when residents attempt to apply, and $600,000 is outstanding to consultants working on the Clippers ENA.
Where is all of Inglewood taxpayer’s and Steve Ballmer’s money going?
On a side note, the city’s general fund paid out over $25,000 for the annual Turkey giveaway.