I was referred to you so my neighbors and I could get an issue resolved with the city of Inglewood. Our safety is in jeopardy! We live along 8th Ave., in the Morningside Park area of Inglewood, a couple blocks away from Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts and our families safety are in jeopardy over the steady stream of cars speeding down our street.
We have personally brought it to Butts attention about the dangerous speeding and what the young folks called “takeovers” of our streets where over 100 cars assemble and do donuts in the intersection and our concerns have fell on deaf ears.
IT ISN’T SAFE! We have children who ride on their scooters along 8th Ave and many of us enjoy our daily morning walks while fearing we may be hit by a speeding car because the city has failed to take action on our concerns.
We have submitted petitions for speed bumps to be installed over a year ago. Butts said he would put one of those things in the street that tell you your speed as a “deterrent” but that was months ago and nothing was done.
He don’t mind strutting down the street to make us believe he actually lives here but will it take someone dying on the street for him to do something? Our neighbors homes have been affected with cars running into them and we thought talking to him directly would solve the problem. Only problems Butts seems keen to solve are when Steve Ballmer or Stan Kroenke are doing the asking.
At our wits end
Editors note: feel free to send either photos or videos of accidents to hello[email protected]
On August 26, 2020, the day after publishing this article a single car crashed into a tree at Crenshaw & 8th Ave.
Enforcement of the Inglewood codes and laws only work for certain people in North Inglewood on field st and hargrave are two trailers and some sort of machine and on hargrave is a trailer I was consistently cited by code Enforcement until I was forced to get rid of it but the other residents nothing and they are still there and these are worse than mine they had to come in my yard to take pictures
I live on Crenshaw and 90th , it’s the same issue.. I’ve lived here for 9 years and out parked cars have been hit multiple times . It’s so exhausting having to deal with this just because of people speeding down Crenshaw . . Everyday I worry about our safety, we’ve even stopped parking on Crenshaw because we are done with this !
I been living in Inglewood since 1965. On So.VanNess Ave in the and 95th hundred block. The traffic the speed of vehicles are out of control. The racing the speeding down VanNess 3 deep. Is ridiculous. While I’m on the phone talking to the IPD. About the problem the officer tells me that they are aware of the problem. On Sunday is the new norm. I’m asking Why are you waiting to install a dip or bump to slow down the traffic ? Maybe until there is a tragedy. Yes across the street is Los Angeles and I’m on the Inglewood side. Please Mayor James Butts Help make our streets safe children have been killed on our street crossing from St. Eugene Catholic Church/School
Try living around Crenshaw/Imperial ….its drag racing every night and the very nice looking but loud music on the black bikers motorcycles LOL
I see cars speeding down 8th street all the time. 8th and 60th experiencing the same issues.
Perhaps you should take your concerns to the local news media NBC, ABC, CBS, KJLH, KNX1070, etc..
I recorded a video of the Last accident at this very corner. If you want a copy, contact me…its really bad car accident.
Car was traveling at least 50-60 mph at the time of crash
Couldn’t agree more. Maitland ave is the same way. Cars and other scooters and quads flying down the street on a daily basis. They won’t do anything until Inglewood is fully gentrified
No, they wont do anything until a FEW people die…
18street is taking over Inglewood. Soon Inglewood stores would have to pay these gangs to set up shop in Inglewood.
The stadium, casino and motels will be big business for sex trafficking.
Cesspool Century !
Not where I live.
The Mayor ‘s fan club would tell you to see the bright side after all your property values are up so stop being so negative and give Butts a raise . Life could be worse…
So let’s consider would they be right —we’ll sort of – most properties in California have gone up ~but who cares if sell your HOME for $800,000 and find another house anywhere west for less than a mill and a half!
And there is that other thing to be grateful for ….
anyone living on “the avenues” (for years considered the sacred cow streets)probably will not get the unkind, thoughtless, irresponsible, entitled feeling “fan traffic” that neighborhoods to the south and west of Butts’ sports Mecca will be overrun by. Some neighborhoods will be absolutely unable to enjoy their community safely on Event days…
Time to wake up fellow residents…
the only thing Butts cares about is that you worship him
You are so correct that is the only thing Butts cares about, he is a hood Donald Trump! He cares for himself and I believe he NEVER cared for Inglewood, he needs to be gone just like Donald Trump. I have lived in Inglewood for over 10 years and Butts believes he is God, he is shameful.
The only people on earth tearing up are Leftist like yourself.
Patriots dont SHIT where they sleep. You got the game entirely wrong.
Yet you’re anonymous…SMH