City of Inglewood to hold Special Election

The City of Inglewood will hold a Special Election this coming June.  If voters approve, all sitting members of the city council,  excluding Mayor James Butts, will add an additional year to their current term.  Council unanimously approved the request made by City Clerk Yvonne Horton during the regular city council meeting held January 30th.  Her office made the argument that the move was to consolidate elections to presidential election years to increase voter turnout. 

Mayor Butts will still be up for election this November.  The remainder of the council members terms are due to expire in April 2019.  Most likely around the same time the ENA (exclusive negotiation agreement) will expire with Murphy Bowl LLC aka the Clippers.

The last major vote the council made was in February 2015 when they avoided a Special Election to approve the NFL stadium themselves instead of voters.

Los Angeles city council also adopted to consolidate their elections, which also extended their terms by an additional year.  At this time there are no major votes in the foreseen future for LA to vote on, which would require keeping the current council in tact.

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