By Veronica Mackey
The agenda was light at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, and was reflected in the low turnout.
The council voted to adopt the Amended Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Salary Ordinance to include the Inglewood Police Officers Association negotiated salary increases. The ordinance was introduced August 22, 2017.
During final public comments, long time resident Ray Davis noted how developers are now making good use of vacant properties. “I was on Hazel Street and I passed a vacant field that had been lying dormant. I saw them (workers), getting ready to build on the property. I was told when it is done, it might go for half a million.”
Councilman George Dotson will be having another shredding event this Saturday, September 9 at the ICOP Center at 7th and Manchester. Councilman Alex Padilla invited the public to his District 2 Annual Picnic and Chili Cook Off, also on Saturday. “Come join us for the District 2 Chili Cook Off at noon. Bring food to share for the community table,” he said.
Councilman Eloy Morales announced a Spanish Fiesta that will take place on September 16 at Crozier Middle School, 120 W. Regent Street, behind City Hall.
Mayor James Butts took the opportunity to reassert the City’s autonomy regarding development opportunities. “We are battling heavy to make sure we maintain our sense of self determination,” the mayor said.