Please publish my comments i have submitted to the City Clerk’s office about an item on the Dec. 7 regular city council agenda. My comments pertain to the item about Transportation Impact Fees.
I’m assuming the fees are designed to bring in additional funding for the Inglewood Transit Connector project seeing that Measure I failed. My problem is these fees aren’t retroactive to include the two largest development projects in the city.
“Responsible people handle their business,” said Mayor Butts when he railed against Inglewood residents balking at paying increased real estate transfer fees to pay for the transit connector, that less than 500 people are projected to ride on non-event days. By the mayor’s logic, businesses who operate in the city, should handle their business, including his campaign donors.
Dear Ms Allen,
I’m requesting my comments be entered into the public records regarding the Council’s proposed actions in implementing a Transportation Impact fee.
Although I do commend the City and Council on addressing the issues of the traffic as it relates to the new and exciting developments that are coming to the City of Inglewood ,it appears that the introduction of the Master Fee schedule, regarding the transportation Impact fee’s exempts two major developments, that being Sofi stadium and Intuit arena ( Clippers arena ) of that cost.
With that said the proposed Master Fee to reduce traffic is discriminatory and punitive in nature , since the two most prominent developments in the City whom would mostly gain from the construction of the Inglewood Transit Connector aren’t required by any City ordinances to contribute to the cost of the ITC.
In closing , from an optics perspective it appears that the two largest developments who stand to gain the most benefit from the Inglewood Transit Connector aren’t required to contribute to the cost and I’m asking the Mayor and Council to address these concerns as this would at least appear to me to be the most equitable way to finance the ITC since these two entities would be the greatest benefactors of the project.
Thank you,Marvin McCoy