The Inglewood City Council held a special city council meeting June 29 to approve a slew of items during a 5:30pm which appears to not have been published in accordance with the Brown Act.
The Brown Act requires that the public be notified a full 24 hours prior to the start of a special council meeting. According to the city’s website, the notice for the June 29 5:30 p.m. meeting agenda was published at 6:06 p.m. on June 28. This oversight prompted a flurry of complaints being filed with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
The City Clerk’s office verified all items on the agenda were unanimously passed.
The city received an additional $80,000 from Murphy’s Bowl LLC to cover costs of services associated with the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) mitigation monitoring requirements for the Inglewood Basketball and Entertainment Center, which also covers the costs of certain City-approved consultants to assist with such services.
The city’s General Fund loaned $2,416,489 to the Parking Fund for implementation of the City’s Traffic Management and Operations Plan, despite the city’s mid-year budget presentation showing a $9.8 million revenue shortfall.
The funds will be used for a three-year agreement with Superior Pavement Markings, Inc. to provide pavement delineation services for regulatory, warning, and informational retroreflective pavement markings and signing to communicate the intended travel path, roadway alignment, and guidance for road users in preparation for the operation of SoFi Stadium.
The city also completed the acquisition of the Rodeway Inn, owned by Bhagat Investments – Century, LLC, for $4,029,595, which the city is purchasing to convey to Murphy’s Bowl LLC to build a proposed hotel.
The council has removed all social distancing requirements from city council meetings and no longer require the council, and/or staff to wear masks in council chambers.
The city has not provided a date for when the public can resume attending council meetings inside of council chambers.