INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNia


Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Closed Session – 1:00 p.m.

Open Session – 2:00 p.m.

Web Sites: 
www.cityofinglewood.org
www.cityofinglewood.org/253/Successor-Agency
www.cityofinglewood.org/688/Housing-Authority
www.cityofinglewood.org/654/Finance-Authority
www.cityofinglewood.org/839/Parking-Authority
 

*****NOTE FROM THE CITY*****

COVID-19 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING MEETINGS OF 

THE INGLEWOOD CITY COUNCIL AND OTHER CITY LEGISLATIVE BODIES

 

Until further notice, meetings of the Inglewood City Council and other City legislative bodies will be conducted pursuant to California Government Code section 54953(e), which allows the City to use teleconferencing for members of the public to access a meeting and to address the legislative body via a call-in option.

 

CALL-IN OPTION

 

  1. Members of the public who wish to attend a public meeting and address the City Council or other legislative body during a public meeting must use the call-in option noted below:

 

  • Members of the public may listen and make oral public comments telephonically by dialing:
    • Dial-in for Closed Session: 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 825 5030 7638 Passcode: 024788
      • Dial-in for Open Session: 1-888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694, using the specific access codes detailed below for the respective City Council Dates:

 

  • September 6, 2022 – Access Code: 8874739# wait 3 seconds and press # again
  • September 13, 2022 – Access Code: 6111323# wait 3 seconds and press # again 

 

In the event of a disruption which prevents the City from broadcasting the meeting to the public using the call-in option, or in the event of a disruption within the City’s control which prevents the public from offering public comments using the call-in option, the City Council and other legislative body shall take no further action on items appearing on the meeting agenda until public access to the meeting via the call-in option is restored. 

 

 


 

ALTERNATIVE METHODS

 

The City also provides alternative methods for members of the public to submit comments and/or to observe a public meeting.  The following alternative methods are provided to the public as a matter of convenience only and the disruption in service to any alternative method does not preclude the City Council or other legislative body from taking further action on an agenda item.  In the event of a disruption to any alternative method below members of the public should use the call-in option above.  

 

2. Submitting Comments Prior to Public Meeting: Members of the public may choose to submit comments electronically for consideration by the City Council or other City Legislative Body by sending them to the City Clerk/Secretary at athompson@cityofinglewood.organd Deputy City Clerk at aallen@cityofinglewood.org. To ensure distribution to the members of the Legislative Body prior to consideration of the agenda, please submit comments prior to 8:00 a.m. the day of the meeting, and in the body of the email, please identify the agenda number or subject matter. Correspondence should indicate the meeting date and agenda item. Comments received after 8:00 a.m. and prior to the close of the public hearings will be made part of the official public record of the meeting. Contact the Office of the City Clerk at 310-412-5280 with any questions.

 

3. Viewing and Listening to the Meeting without Making Public Comments:

  • On Spectrum Cable Channel 35 with audio and limited video.  Please check with your cable provider for details.
  • Live online through Facebook Live, with audio and limited video, at https://www.facebook.com/cityofinglewood/

 

4. Public attendance at Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall (located adjacent to the Main Library) to view meeting and make public comments via audio/video.

 

ACCESSIBILITY: If requested, the agenda and backup materials will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with a disability, as required by Section 202 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 12132), and the federal rules and regulations adopted in implementation thereof.  Any person who requires a disability-related modification or accommodation, or translation services in order to observe and/or offer public comment may request such reasonable modification, accommodation,  or service by contacting the Office of the City Clerk by telephone at 310-412-5280,  FAX at 310-412-5533, One Manchester Boulevard, First Floor, Inglewood City Hall, Inglewood, CA 90301 or via email to athompson@cityofinglewood.org and aallen@cityofinglewood.org no later than 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.

 
 

AGENDA

CITY COUNCIL/SUCCESSOR AGENCY/HOUSING AUTHORITY

 

 


 MAYOR/CHAIRMAN 
James T. Butts, Jr.
COUNCIL/AGENCY/AUTHORITY MEMBERS
George W. Dotson, District No. 1
Alex Padilla, District No. 2
Eloy Morales, Jr., District No. 3
Dionne Faulk, District No. 4

CITY CLERK/SECRETARY 
Aisha L. Thompson
CITY TREASURER/TREASURER 
Wanda M. Brown
CITY MANAGER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Artie Fields
CITY ATTORNEY/GENERAL COUNSEL
 Kenneth R. Campos
 
 

CLOSED SESSION – 1:00 P.M.

Call to Order

Roll Call


 

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

Persons wishing to address the Inglewood City Council on the Closed Session items may do so at this time.

CS-1.

 

Closed Session – Confidential – Attorney/Client Privileged; City Council Conference with Legal Counsel regarding pending litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(1); Melanie McDade-Dickens v. City of Inglewood, et al; LASC Case No.: 21STCV02999. 

 

CS-2.

 

Closed Session – Confidential – Attorney/Client Privileged; City Council Conference with Legal Counsel – Anticipated Litigation pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(d)(2); Worker’s Compensation Claims of Dirk Dewachter: Claim Numbers 20-151258 and 20-150543.

 

CS-3.

 

Closed Session – Confidential – Attorney/Client Privileged; City Council Conference with Labor Negotiator pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6; Name of Agency Negotiator: Jose O. Cortes, Human Resources Director; Name of Organization Representing Employees: Service Employees International Union (SEIU). 


 



 

OPENING CEREMONIES – 2:00 P.M.

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance


Roll Call

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING AGENDA ITEMS

Persons wishing to address the Inglewood City Council/Successor Agency/Housing Authority on any item on the agenda may do so at this time.

 

WARRANTS AND BILLS (City Council/Successor Agency/Housing Authority)

 

1, CSA-1 & H-1.

Warrant Registers.

Recommendation:

 


  1. Allow for Payment of Bills.
Documents:
  1. 1, CSA-1, H-1.pdf
 

CONSENT CALENDAR

These items will be acted upon as a whole unless called upon by a Council Member.
 

2. CITY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE


Letters from the City Attorney’s Office recommending the following:

  1. Reject Claim pursuant to Government Code Section 913:
  1. Ana M. Montes et al for alleged personal injury (excessive water bill); tree roots on April 6, 2022.
  1. Deny Applications for Leave to Present a Late Claim pursuant to Government Code Section 911.6:
  1. Daniel Luna for alleged personal injuries; LASD on January 30, 2022.
  2. Irena Suleneka for alleged personal injury; LASD on January 30, 2022.

    Recommendation:

     


    1. Reject Claim listed as A-1; and
    2. Deny Applications for Leave to Present a Late Claim listed as B-1 and B-2. 
 

3. FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Staff report recommending that the Mayor and Council Members approve a two (2)-year lease agreement (December 17, 2021 to December 31, 2023) to allow Political Reporting Plus to occupy 604 square feet of office space on the seventh floor of Inglewood City Hall (Suite 700), in the annual amount of $17,105.28 (total amount of 34,210.56). 

Recommendation:

 


  1. Approve lease agreement.
Documents:
  1. 3.PDF
 

4. PARKS, RECREATION, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Staff report recommending that the Mayor and Council Members approve City sponsorship of the 2022 Inglewood Open Studios Artwalk (IOS) (formally known as Inglewood Open Studios Tour) in the form of providing shuttle service and marketing and publicity support, with costs not to exceed $9,250. (General Fund)

Recommendation:

 


  1. Approve City sponsorship.
Documents:
  1. 4.PDF
 

5. PARKS, RECREATION, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Staff report recommending that the Mayor and Council Members approve Amendment No. 1 of Agreement No. 21-082 between the City of Inglewood and Grow Cycling Foundation to provide $191,525 toward the installation of a Pump Track at Edward Vincent, Jr. Park. (General Fund)

Recommendation:

 


  1. Approve Amendment No. 1 of Agreement No. 21-082.
Documents:
  1. 5.PDF
 

6. PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Staff report recommending that the Mayor and Council Members approve a new three (3)-year agreement with Braden & Associates LLC dba Braden Consulting, to provide professional project and program management services. (Various Funds)

Recommendation:

 


  1. Approve agreement in an annual amount not to exceed $155,000 (total contract amount not to exceed $465,000).
Documents:
  1. 6.PDF
 

7. PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Staff report recommending that the Mayor and Council Members approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 21-031 with West Coast Arborists, Inc., for annual City tree maintenance services. (General Fund)

Recommendation:

 


  1. Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 21-031, increasing the maximum annual compensation by an additional amount of $100,000 (total revised annual contract amount not to exceed $560,000). 
Documents:
  1. 7.PDF
 

DEPARTMENTAL REPORTS

 

DR-1. CITY MANAGER’S OFFICE

Staff report recommending that the Mayor and Council Members adopt a resolution providing utility assistance to residential customers with past-due utility balances incurred due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency using American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) Grant Funds and amending the City’s 2021-2022 Budget in the amount of $3,204,540.91. (Utility Funds) 

Recommendation:

 


  1. Adopt resolution.
Documents:
  1. DR-1.PDF
 

DR-2. PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Staff report recommending that the Mayor and Council Members approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 22-118 with Gannett Fleming, Inc., for On-Call Professional Engineering Services for the Inglewood Transit Connector (ITC) Project to include additional funding and the inclusion of California Prevailing Wage Provisions. (Measure R Grant Fund)

Recommendation:

 


  1. Approve Amendment No. 1 to Agreement No. 22-118 in the amount of $11,739,566; and
  2. Adopt a resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Annual Budget.
Documents:
  1. DR-2.PDF
 

REPORTS – CITY ATTORNEY

A-1.   Report on Closed Session Items.

A-2.   Oral reports – City Attorney.

       



 

REPORTS – CITY MANAGER

CM-1.

Oral reports – City Manager.


 

REPORTS – CITY CLERK

CC-1.      Oral reports – City Clerk.


 

INGLEWOOD SUCCESSOR AGENCY

Call to Order 

Roll Call

 

CSA-1, 1 & H-1.

Warrant Registers.

Recommendation:

 


  1. Allow for Payment of Bills.
Documents:
  1. 1, CSA-1, H-1.pdf
 

ADJOURNMENT INGLEWOOD SUCCESSOR AGENCY

 

INGLEWOOD HOUSING AUTHORITY

Call to Order 

Roll Call


 

H-1, 1 & CSA-1.

Warrant Registers.

Recommendation:

 


  1. Allow for Payment of Bills.
Documents:
  1. 1, CSA-1, H-1.pdf
 

ADJOURNMENT INGLEWOOD HOUSING AUTHORITY

 

APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING OTHER MATTERS

Persons wishing to address the City Council on any matter connected with City business not elsewhere considered on the agenda may do so at this time.  Persons with complaints regarding City management or departmental operations are requested to submit those complaints first to the City Manager for resolution.
 

MAYOR AND COUNCIL REMARKS

The members of the City Council will provide oral reports, including reports on City related travels where lodging expenses are incurred, and/or address any matters they deem of general interest to the public.
 

ADJOURNMENT CITY COUNCIL

In the event that today’s meeting of the City Council is not held, or is concluded prior to a public hearing or other agenda item being considered, the public hearing or non-public hearing agenda item will automatically be continued to the next regularly scheduled City Council meeting. If you will require special accommodations, due to a disability, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (310) 412-5280 or FAX (310) 412-5533, One Manchester Boulevard, First Floor, Inglewood City Hall, Inglewood, CA 90301. All requests for special accommodations must be received 72 hours prior to the day of the Council Meetings.




* No Accompanying Staff Report at the Time of Printing

** Serves in that Capacity for Successor Agency, Housing Authority, Finance Authority, Parking Authority, and Joint Powers Authority