Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. is still recovering from a heart attack but will take time to address the public in an industry forum to push taxing Inglewood homeowners to build the transit connector project. The transit connector is being hailed as a “solution” to traffic issues directly associated with the project. The connector will ferry attendees to the Forum, SoFi Stadium and the Clippers arena and residents should demand that billionaires Steve Ballmer, Stan Kroenke and Dean Spanos pay for the transit connector since it will be primarily for the use of their assets.
“There will be no public dollars, no taxpayer dollars used for this project,” said Chris Meaney, senior Vice-President of Hollywood Park. Meaney contributes thousands of dollars to Inglewood elected officials, including the newly elected city clerk.
The city began the process last summer when council unanimously approved an application be submitted to the Los Angeles County Formation Commission to create a special district, with taxing authority on property owners, to fund the transit connector.
The city anticipated holding a special election this month, however, those plans have been pushed back.
The “industry forum” will feature Mayor Butts, Sen. Steve Bradford, Asm. Autumn Burke and Metro CEO Phil Washington. Chris Robert, has been tapped as the moderator. Robert was featured in the Los Angeles Times when she sold her parents home, to Mayor Butts, for less than market value and a slew of code violations on the property.
“The Mayor and the City Council dont want to be embarrassed if this gets put on the ballot. So they are surveying Homeowners ahead of time,” said Gon Cisco, Inglewood residents. “Vote No for more Taxes. Property Taxes already have their pensions on the tax bill.”
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To participate in the city’s survey to tax you for the transit connector click here.