The City created the Agency in 1969 to exercise the powers granted by the Redevelopment Law. Six redevelopment project areas were created that were later merged into one, the Merged and Amended Redevelopment Project Area (Merged Project Area). The Merged Project Area covered approximately 1,594 acres of land in the City and included major commercial and industrial arteries along La Cienega Boulevard, La Brea Boulevard, Prairie Avenue, Florence Avenue, Century Boulevard and Imperial Highway. The Merged project area also included the Hollywood park Race Track and Casino, Centinela Hospital Medical Center and Inglewood High School.
On December 29, 2011 the California Supreme Court upheld Assembly Bill XI 26 (AB 26), which provides for the termination of all California redevelopment agencies (RDAs). The court also struck down legislation known as ABX1 27 that would have allowed RDAs to continue in existence by paying a greater share of tax revenues to the State of California and other Agencies.
On January 10, 2012, The City of Inglewood elected to become the Successor Agency of the former Inglewood Redevelopment Agency taking effect on February 1, 2012. As the Successor Agency the city of Inglewood elected to carry out activities necessary to wind down the affairs of the former Redevelopment agency. This includes completing different projects in various stages of implementation. In addition the City entered into an agreement with the Housing Authority to carry out the affordable housing production, preservation and assistance activities. For Inglewood the projects include the completion of the senior center, Century Boulevard Reconstruction, and the Forum renovation.
After AB 26 a second piece of legislation was adopted, AB 1484, modifying provisions of AB 26. The full text of AB 26 and AB 1484 are located under the Legislation tab.
The City Council of the City of Inglewood is the designated Governing Board of the Successor Agency. The officers of the Successor Agency are:
James T. Butts, Jr Chairperson
George Dotson Board Member
Alex Padilla Board Member
Eloy Morales Board Member
Ralph L. Franklin Board Member
Artie Fields Executive Director