The City of Inglewood has postponed the garbage increase until the runoff election in District 1.
On Tuesday, March 21, Inglewood City Council is expected to approve a temporary 3.12% special rate increase from April 1 to November 30.
On November 22, 2022, the council approved Agreement #22-087, a four-year agreement between the City and Consolidated Disposal Service dba Republic Services, which includes an additional four-year extension. The city authorities have postponed the calculation of the “special rate” until now.
“The Company will be allowed a one-time adjustment to the housing rate for rates introduced on April 1, 2023, including an adjustment that has been deferred from December 1, 2022, and a temporary increase that will be charged from April 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023. The temporary increase will be canceled pending the calculation of the rate adjustment on December 1, 2023.”
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The resolution attached to the staff report indicates that the rates will increase from 3.12% to 6.24% from 1 December 2023 and to 6.24% from 1 December 2024.
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It was alleged that Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. made an agreement that did not benefit the residents of Inglewood, but his brother, who currently works as the city’s garbage collector.
Former Inglewood council member Judy Dunlap filed a complaint with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, who famously told the Los Angeles Times they had lost a file related to the investigation.
The mayor voted twice to enter into exclusive negotiations with Consolidated, but declined the final vote.
Emily St. John is a freelance writer for 2UrbanGirls.com, the South Bay Examiner, and a feature writer for the Los Angeles Wave.