INGLEWOOD – The city of Inglewood continues to move full steam ahead with clearing out a pathway for NBA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer to build the Intuit Dome.
Long-time businesses owners in close proximity to the project site have been issued 90 day notices to vacate while the city’s attorney Royce K. Jones is enriched with hundreds of thousands of dollars for representing the city in the process. He and his sister are long time friends of Inglewood Mayor James Butts, with his sister earning a six figure salary while working in the city’s Information Technology department.
The City filed ten (10) actions related to eminent domain in the immediate area arguing the properties are needed to build the multi-billion dollar stadium for “public use” while it continues to be alleged the arena is “50% complete”.
The defendants argued the City didn’t demonstrate their properties were being taken for “public use” so the owners filed an appeal which was denied.
Ballmer wins, while business owners continue to lose.
A mysterious fire erupted between 2am and 3am on the North end of Inglewood at the site needed to begin construction of the Inglewood Transit Connector which is directly tied to the Intuit Dome project in order to ease congestion in the area.
What’s up next?
Eminent domain will be used to buyout properties along the path of the Inglewood Transit Connector ultimately putting more long-time businesses in jeopardy of permanently closing.