The city of Inglewood will resume their regular city council agenda this week. Last week there was no regular meeting due to the Veteran’s Day holiday, but they did find time to convene an emergency meeting to buy two homes for lottery winners of the city’s Homebuyer Assistance Program.
Council will update Salary Ordinance 20-04 to add an $88,000 staff assistant to the City Treasurer’s office and give raises to the councilmembers liasions, the Budget Manager whose daughter had a home purchased for by the city taxpayers last week, Senior Assistant and Assistant to the Mayor, totaling $411,784. The staff report states the impact to the General Fund may not be “immediate” but does provide for merit increases in the future.
It is unknown if these “merit increases” are outlined in the bargaining units Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or if they are based on length of service to the city.8077
The council is expected to approve zoning changes for a planned housing development at 355 LaColina Drive in direct defiance of the neighbors protests. Residents piled into the October 2, 2019, Planning Commission meeting to express their objections to the project, citing the narrow streets that surround the proposed site, but despite their pleas, the commissioiners voted 2-1 to support the project.
The public is unable to view meeting minutes for the Planning Commission since the department has refused to upload meeting minutes since May 2018.
City Council will establish an advanced funds agreement with Faith Lutheran Church to develop a 65 unit senior housing development at 3320 W. 85th Street. The current occupants are the Kiddie Kollege.
Prairie Station LLC , a Delaware company, will move forward with building 392 rental units at the intersection of Prairie and 113th Street. There is currently a rental car location on the site.
City Council will approve annual rate increases for trash services.
Finally, the city will make a fifth revision to the Agreement No. 18-056/18-058 in relation to activities related to the proposed Clippers Arena.
Murphy’s Bowl LLC will deliver an additional $2.8 million dollars for costs related to consulting work, which includes $18,000 to study gentrification.
Page 3 of the staff report once again blames “staff error” in a previous Budget Amendment resolution, that they now have to correct.
This was the same reasoning provided to a local newspaper when the city blamed “clerical errors” on failure to pay Police Chief Mark Fronterotta a $61,000 bonus.
City Manager Artie Fields continues to allow other individuals to sign his name as this latest Amended and Restated Amendment to the CEQA Funding Agreement No. 18-056 depicts a signature of his that is not consistent with other staff reports on this agenda.