I am writing in response to the previous article Letter to the Editor: Inglewood District 4 Town Hall felt like an infomercial.
The District Town Hall meeting, held by Dionne Faulk, definitely felt like an infomercial. They left out what they are doing to stop the gangs, tagging on walls, prostitution on Imperial, Morningside high school, and why do we allow LAUSD to have that property looking like an abandoned building?
Trash people come and dump in the alleys, to name a few. Also the gentleman [Economic and Development Director Chris Jackson] that spoke about the TOD (transit oriented development project) spoke in a manner that was condescending by saying ”no one was going to lose their house”.
I feel the Core of the situation was not addressed. He made it sound like the transit development was or has been designed by Metro and the City of Inglewood has no input and he also said this was a long term project that was being developed. I am a long term resident of district 4 and I would like more information to become educated and know what the future plans for District 4 are in the coming years. Don’t sugar coat and double talk I want facts.
Metro Los Angeles and the City of Inglewood have created a joint powers authority (JPS) to address the funding and construction of the transit connector (people mover) which will connect the Crenshaw/LAX line and move South on Prairie Ave. The JPA would also have the ability to use eminent domain to acquire parcels along the planned route. The city is actively conducting soil testing down Prairie starting at the site formerly known as Bourbon Street Fish. The proposed rezoning of certain areas of Inglewood, to create TOD’s, is in line with Metro’s Vision 2028 and “long range” plan for the next ten years, to increase mobility options around the existing rail line. The plan also seeks to accelerate the expansion of the rail.
You achieve this by placing the Inglewood mayor on the Metro board, eliminating evening city council meetings, and holding spontaneous “special city council meetings” to keep residents out of the loop and more importantly, prevent them from voicing their objections.
Sadly our neighbors are selling us out for photo ops, commission seats, jobs, Facebook groups, school board seats, city council seats, and ribbon cutting ceremonies.Attachment B – Project Supporters