Monthly Archives: November 2014

Has the City of Compton addressed their Unfunded Pension Liabilities

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City of Compton Mayor Aja Brown campaigned on a platform to get the city back on track.  A main point of contention during the 2013 election was the looming $40 million dollar deficit the city faced.  Mayor Brown initially dismissed the deficit amount as being due to errors and in late August, the city submitted […]

#ICYMI #Inglewood .@MayorButts on the #KDAYCommunity Show

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On Tuesday, November 4th, Inglewood residents went to the polls and overwhelmingly re-elected Mayor James T. Butts Jr. to his 2nd term as Mayor of the City of Inglewood.  Butts received nearly 84% of the vote, which was a historic feat.  His twitter slogans,#InglewoodRising and #InglewoodRises, are reminders to his followers that the city is […]

How do .@INGUSD parents ensure our schools are safe and clean

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2UrbanGirls is hosting a focus group in response to the recent KPCC article, which describes in great detail, the unsanitary and unsafe conditions present within the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD).  We are looking for participants to come together to create a community checklist of our issues, as parents, to present to our local and […]

Autumn Burke elected to the 62nd Assembly District

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Autumn Burke is our new Assembly member for the 62nd District.  Autumn captured 75% of the vote to replace termed out Asm. Steve Bradford.  Autumn is the daughter of South Los Angeles political icon, Yvonne Brathwaite-Burke.

Why #iVoted for Marshall Tuck

For the longest while I had no clue an elected position existed whose job was to oversee public education, let alone be able to articulate their name.  That was 2011.  A short three years later, this blog has covered the saga that surrounds Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) as we went into state receivership.  This […]

Inglewood Mayor James Butts easily wins re-election

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City of Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. easily won re-election capturing over 83% of the vote.  Former Inglewood councilman, Mike Stevens, finished a distant second, receiving 9%.  The Urban Girl caught up with Mayor Butts at his campaign headquarters, to discuss the election outcome. 

Paul Tanaka speaks exclusively with the Urban Girl

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City of Gardena Mayor Paul Tanaka was defeated in his bid to become the next Sheriff of Los Angeles County, after receiving 25% of the vote.  Although Tanaka has been elected consistently by the residents of Gardena, since 1999, Angelenos instead chose to elect Jim McDonnell, the current police chief in the City of Long […]

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