The Inglewood Rental Property Owners Association (IRPOA) held its first quarterly meeting Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Inglewood Library Lecture Hall. Opening remarks were made by Malcolm N. Bennett, Chairperson for the association and CEO of International Realty & Investments. Lieutenant Scott Collins represented Police Chief Mark Fronterotta, a veteran of the Inglewood Police Department with more than 35 years with the Department. He provided an update on the latest accomplishments of the Department and some of the plans in progress to address the growing needs of the City. Mr. Collins also took time to answer questions from the attendees.
Representing the City Council were Councilman George Dotson of the 1st District, Councilman Eloy Morales of the 3rd District, and Councilman Ralph Franklin of the 4th District. Councilman Alex Padilla was not able to attend due to another event. They participated in an open discussion and gave an update on events in their respective districts and then entertained questions from the attendees. Also a presentation was provided by Ms. Dawn Harris, Municipal Relationship Manager for Republic Services, and Ms. Angela Williams, Environmental Services Manager, City of Inglewood. In addition they provided information on abandoned/bulky item dumping and collections for rental property owners, and how they can benefit from the City’s services. Mr. Bennett also thanked Councilman Franklin for arranging the speakers. Bulky items can be picked up at NO additional charge on your regularly scheduled service day.
To request pickup, call Consolidated Disposal Service (CDS) at (800) 299-4898 or contact their website at www.cityofinglewood.org. Items can be picked up within 24 hours notice. If you observe illegally dumped items, please call CDS to request removal.
Mr. Bennett then provided an update on some of the legislation that will be facing rental property owners during this legislative session. Mr. Bennett recently returned from Washington, D.C. in his role as Regional Vice President for the National Apartment Association, and provided updates on issues related to Accessibility, Fair Housing and the American Disability Act, Emotional Support Animals, changes to occupancy standards, and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program where owners would be forced to accept Section 8 tenants.
In his closing remarks, Mr. Bennett encouraged owners to not only become members of the association but to take an active role in landlord-tenant issues. International Realty & Investments has more than 40 years experience in the management, sales, and acquisition of residential income properties. For more information on membership and the benefits, you may contact Ms. Ruth A. Hayles, General Manager of International Realty & Investments at (323) 754-2818 or visit the website at www.intlrealtyinvestment.com.