Inglewood City Council will be asked to approve a fourth amendment to CEQA funding agreement 18-055 for the possible Clippers arena. The city also continues to spend money for the 2020 Earth Day festival that never took place and will once again delay holding a public hearing related to short-term rentals.
City Attorney Ken Campos is requesting an additional $97,000 for legal services performed by Remy Moose Manley, LLP for services performed outside of the agreement. The initial agreement plus the four amendments total $1.4 million.
The city has delayed the public hearing on adopting short-term rental regulations until June 23rd.
The city’s warrant register includes a $7,118 advertising payment for the 2020 Earth Day Festival to KJLH despite the April event not being officially cancelled by the city.
During the May 19th regular city council meeting Treasurer Wanda Brown submitted documents into the public record detailing a nearly $78,000 overpayment to Pinner Construction, who built the Senior Center. Brown alleges there is documented proof that payment was never returned to the city despite her bringing It to the attention of Assistant Finance Director Sharon Koike and Mayor James Butts.
It is unknown if the overpayment was discovered by the recent audit by the state controller’s office.
Finally, the city will hold two public hearings one is related to adopting an environmental justice element to the city’s General Plan while the other will amend the land use element of the same General Plan.
Strangely, public participation during the weekly council meetings are nearly non-existent as many residents are neither taking advantage of watching the council meetings on the city’s Facebook page nor calling in to have their comments on such issues heard by the mayor and council.