Nothing the Inglewood City Council does surprises 2UrbanGirls anymore. At the top of this week’s council meeting are three closed session items, possibly related to Mayor James Butts near fatal auto collision he caused near USC.
Bryants Tow Company will be honored at this week’s council meeting and it is unclear why. At this same meeting, their business rival, B&H Tow, will ask for municipal code changes regarding vehicle towing services with ancillary storage and ancillary inspections to be performed in commercial service areas citywide. In May of this year, the city awarded B&H Tow a three year contract.
Residents have publicly complained, during public comment of prior meetings, that they have entered into litigation with the tow companies for alleged illegal towing activities.
B&H Towing was up for a public hearing to receive a three year contract to tow city vehicles. Local business owner, Richard Diaz, who occasionally receives campaign payments from Mayor Butts, spoke during the public hearing.
Diaz sounded against B&H Towing getting a contract due to them illegally towing his cars on two separate occasions. He provided legal documents to support him winning multiple court cases against the company but the council moved forward.
Both Bryant and B&H are contracted with the city of Inglewood for the towing of vehicles. This request is coming from the Economic and Community Development Department and lacks the signature of department director Christopher Jackson.
PACE newspapers has stopped receiving $8,000 payments for a single ad, and is now being paid less than $300, per ad, according to the warrant register. Companies hired to perform sound proof testing is also have warrants issued.
2UrbanGirls needs to clarify an error in a previous article. The city’s residents remain confused about public hearing notices related to proposed water rate increases. The water department is telling residents that Public Works sent out the notices, but residents are complaining they are being mailed inside envelopes that say they are from the Finance Department.
It is unknown why the Mayor and this council have not clarified the error and why households are receiving duplicate notices, to persons who don’t live there, in order for them to come out and either protest or support the higher rate.
Residents comments show the common determination is this is another attempt to keep the public from coming to council chambers to voice their displeasure. Exactly WHEN will residents reap the alleged economic benefits the council says will be achieved with the opening of Kroenke’s government pension funded stadium?