Last Saturday, I was invited to Darby Park for Councilman Dotson’s Day in the Park event for Inglewood, District 1. As a community member, I attended to inform District 1 residents on how to report noise pollution that is caused by LAX air traffic. Our current Residential Sound Insulation program does not benefit all District 1 property owners and my intention is to push LAX Noise to expand RSI benefits to those that have been excluded. In addition, I wanted to inform the community that Inglewood Unified School District Board meetings are now in-person.
It was a shock that while I was informing the community on their rights to report noise pollution to LAX Noise, I was discouraged by doing so by Councilman Dotson and his staff. Mr. Dotson tried to have police officers that were working at his event to ask me to leave the public park in efforts to stop me from giving information to our community. Of course, I did not leave the public park and I certainly did not stop informing our community.
It is clear this event was just a photo opportunity for Mr. Dotson and he had no intention of engaging with the community about the issues we would like addressed. Our absentee Councilman was nowhere to be found when Warren Lane Elementary School was being closed, when we needed him to address the safety at Circle Park, and now this.
I encourage everyone to ask for accountability. What has he done for us lately? Mr. Dotson needs to explain his actions and plans for the future of our community.