This week’s Inglewood City Council meeting got underway promptly at 2:00 p.m., following a closed session with members of the council, a labor negotiator, the human resources director and representation by the Inglewood Executive Organization, on a confidential labor relations issue.
The City of Inglewood is in the process of bringing 18 properties into compliance with the American Disabilities Act with the construction of accessible sidewalks adjacent to the properties throughout the city. A list of the actual addresses was included in the agenda for this week’s council meeting which was available outside of the council chambers and is also available in the office of the City Clerk.
This week’s one-hour, afternoon meeting was typical. The published agenda was followed and the nearly 25 citizens who attended the meeting were able to view the action taken by the council by following the document that was provided.
The City Attorney recommended the denial of several claims made against the city and the council accepted the recommendation. The Economic and Community Development Department recommended the approval of two professional services agreements to provide building safety plan check services and the measure was accepted by the council.
Council approved a three-year blanket purchase order with Office Depot for office supplies, the award of a contract for the Sewer Repair Project, and adopted a resolution to offer a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Keshone Fredericks, at the request of the Inglewood Police Department.
Council continued the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) Public Hearing from December 8, 2015 to December 15, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. They also adopted a measure to add the District 2 Community Center as a public facility available for public use.
District 1 Council Member George W. Dotson offered an initiative requesting City Sponsorship of the 2015 Annual District 1 Toy Drive to be held on December 17th from 9:00 – 2:00 p.m., at the ICOP Center located at 2901 W. Manchester Boulevard. The council approved sponsorship.
The Inglewood High School Band received special recognition for their stellar performances.
Nothing extraordinary emerged from the public comments. Several Inglewood residents expressed their consternation about the afternoon meetings while others expressed displeasure with the one-minute limit on public comments.