INGLEWOOD – Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. has commandeered City Hall for the exclusive use of his political candidates of choice which could explain the tight restrictions in place to keep the public out.
The council continues to extend AB 361 guidelines restricting access to City Hall by appointment only. Security guards stationed at the entrance will deny the public access, who don’t have an appointment, unless they are going to the Finance Department.
During the May 19, 2020, regular city council meeting, the council voted unanimously to create the Housing Protection Department which included amending the budget to transfer $1.3 million to the department for improvements to the 7th Floor to house the staff.
According to the City’s website, the Housing Protection Department is located on the 6th Floor, and Political Reporting Plus, who serves as Butts’ campaign treasurer. Political Reporting Plus serves as campaign treasurer for political candidates and independent expenditure (IE) committees.
This rouse was discovered when Robert Pullen-Miles, who is campaigning for assembly, sent out a mass email to residents with City Hall’s address on it, out of Suite 700.
2UrbanGirls caught up to Pullen-Miles at a rally for Warren Lane last Friday and we asked him about it.
“Well you know….I didn’t do it but you know who did,” said Pullen-Miles.
Based on the difference in addresses on what the official campaign sends out against the one about where Tina’s funding, is coming from, tells me a city controlled independent expenditure is being operated out of city hall.
The optics don’t look good Jimmy.
Tina might be short on answers, but we don’t need a candidate controlled by Mayor Butts or ones who appear to be abusing the taxpayers resources.