INGLEWOOD — Although the Inglewood Transit Connector is not fully funded, the city is pushing to hire consultants to provide “moving” services for properties slated for eminent domain.
The regular city council agenda for Aug. 9 details a $700,000 contract with Del Richardson & Associates and six other firms for right-of-way and property acquisition services totaling $2.2 million. Richardson is the wife of former Inglewood adviser Curren Price Jr.
The staff report states that the contracts are for three years with a one-year renewal option.
The Inglewood Transit Connector is expected to serve 500 people on weekdays and allegedly tens of thousands on weekends, especially during special events at Form, SoFi Stadium and possibly the Intuit Dome. The proposed route would eliminate businesses at the intersection of Florence and Market Street, the north end of Market Street and several buildings on Manchester Blvd. and Prairie Ave.
Consultant Lisa Trifiletti, of Trifiletti Consulting, is also on the cards for an additional $900,000 contract, bringing the total award to just over $20 million for services related to the transportation project. also in common. His company is responsible for collecting community feedback, however, several emails sent to him by this author have been repeatedly ignored.
Funding is available through Measure R. Both staff reports are signed by Director of Public Works Luis Atwell on behalf of City Manager Artie Fields.
Atwell recently came under scrutiny after a traffic light operator was observed using the carpool highway, while on his cellphone, by a citizen.