The City of Inglewood (“City”) created the Agency in 1969 to exercise the powers granted by the Redevelopment Law. Six redevelopment project areas were adopted that were 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 Avenue, Prairie Avenue, Florence Avenue, Century Boulevard and Imperial Highway.
On December 29, 2011, the California Supreme Court upheld Assembly Bill xI 26 (AB xI 26), which provides for the termination of all California Redevelopment Agencies (RDAs).
On January 10, 2012, The City elected to become the Successor Agency of the former Inglewood Redevelopment Agency taking effect on February 1, 2012. As the Successor Agency the City assumes the obligations of the former Inglewood Redevelopment Agency and elects to carry out activities necessary to wind down its affairs. This includes completing the Inglewood Senior Center, reconstructing Century Boulevard and the Hollywood Park redevelopment project. The Forum, a Successor Agency project, has already been completed.
Since the initial adoption of AB x1 26, additional legislation has passed affecting the dissolution process of Redevelopment Agencies and creating additional reporting requirements.
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
Michael Falkow, Assistant Executive Director
Royce Jones, Agency Counsel
Contact number: 310‐412‐5301