By Veronica Mackey
At Tuesday’s council meeting, a public hearing was held to consider a zoning code amendment to the Inglewood Municipal Code modifying marijuana/cannabis regulations.
Beginning in 2018, a framework must be established for licensing and taxation of medical marijuana, in accordance with new state laws. Local authorities will maintain the right to prohibit commercial marijuana activity. In Inglewood, marijuana is only allowed to be sold and dispensed at hospitals, hospices or other inpatient medical facilities.
Council members approved several agenda action items, including:
•A staff report outlining the City’s response to the Los Angeles County Civil Grand Jury Report titled, Impound Practices in Twelve Cities: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
•A one-year agreement (with the option to extend for two additional years in one-year increments) with Chung & Associates for marketing, advertising & graphic design services
•A staff report detailing the Fourth of July strategies employed by the City’s Code Enforcement Division
•An agreement with MGT of America Consulting LLC to review cost allocation of the Information Technology and Communications Department, and update citywide allocation
•A contract for painting the interior and exterior of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center project
•The purchase of carpet for the Main Library from Tandus Centiva, Inc.
•A lease agreement with the Senate Rules Committee, California Legislature, to occupy Suite 600 in Inglewood City Hall
•A second amendment to Agreement No. 15-286 with LA Taxi Cooperative, Inc. (Yellow Cab), United Independent Taxi Drivers Incorporated (United Independent Taxi), and All Yellow Taxi Cabs to provide subsidized taxicab services for elderly and disabled persons through September 30, 2019
•Amendment to an agreement with Susan Narduli Studio to extend the term until November 30, 2017, to allow time for completion of work related to Phase II Design Build Artist Services, including final design, technical drawings, and oversight of artwork fabrication and installation for the Inglewood Senior Center Project
•An agreement with the City of Glendale to provide forensic services through the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory
•Payment of an invoice from Josephson for providing organizational and performance development
•Payment of an invoice from Bearcom Wireless Worldwide/Advanced Electronics to provide preventive maintenance and on-call emergency repair service for the Police Department’s radio equipment
•Approval of a three-year agreement (with an option to extend one additional year) with Country Hills Animal Clinic to provide veterinary services for the Police Department’s Canine Unit
•A professional services contract with DKS Associates to provide design and engineering services for the ITS Phase IV-B Improvements Project
•A cooperative service agreement with ACCO Engineered Systems to replace the City’s existing natural gas boilers in accordance with the National Joint Power Alliance cooperative service agreement
•A resolution amending the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Annual Capital Improvements Program Budget for Centinela Avenue Improvements Project
•An amendment to an agreement with Santa Monica Electric to provide electrical capital improvements for the modernization of the Parking Garage No. 2 located at 115 N. Locust Street
•An agreement with Medina Masonry to provide masonry services in support of the modernization of Parking Garage No. 2 located at 115 N. Locust Street