Short, Not Sweet

Thursday, August 10, 2017 Written by 
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By Veronica Mackey


Tuesday’s council meeting was cut short when a woman demanded that the council make public results of a police investigation involving the officer-involved shooting deaths of Kisha Michael and Marquintan Sandlin.  There was a brief exchange between the woman and Mayor James Butts.


“They were asleep… and to have the officers shoot them is unheard of in this country,” the woman said.


“You apparently know a lot.  So you’d know the family’s attorneys have access to all information…Maybe the family isn’t telling you,” Butts said.  


The woman said the families have a “gag order.”  The woman continued to speak past her allotted time.  At one point, Butts asked the guard to remove her from the meeting, then decided instead to end it.


The entire meeting ended shy of 15 minutes.  But before everyone cleared the room, Inglewood council members agreed to the following actions:


•Approval of an Associate Membership in the Golden State Finance Authority and consent to the inclusion of properties within the City’s jurisdiction in the Golden State Finance Authority Community Facilities District No. 2014-1 (Clean Energy).  The action will allow the financing of  renewable energy improvements, energy efficiency and water conservation improvements, electric vehicle charging infrastructure and other improvements. 


•The purchase of computer equipment from Dell Computer L.P. 


•Amendment of an agreement to extend the term of Hillcrest Medical to provide emergency medical treatment for in-custody prisoners through July 31, 2018  


•An agreement with the Los Angeles Police Department, allowing the Inglewood Police Department to enroll pre-service police recruits in their POST-certified training academy


•An agreement with Kane Ballmer & Berkman (KBB) for broad ranging legal advice, guidance, and representation to the City of Inglewood, Inglewood Successor Agency (formerly Inglewood Redevelopment Agency), and the Inglewood Parking Authority


•An ordinance amending the Inglewood Municipal Code, Chapter 3, introduced August 1, 2017, to increase certain parking penalties 


A public hearing was set to consider an appeal of the Planning Commission’s denial of Special Use Permit No. 2017-003 to allow a beauty salon within 300 feet of a similar use at 1413 North Centinela Avenue. 


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