Dixon is a community organizer and lawyer who is Vying to Become Inglewood’s First Woman Mayor
My name is Fredrisha “Sha” Dixon and I am asking you to support my effort to become the first woman Mayor in Inglewood History. I am a Mother, Activist, Community Organizer, and People’s Lawyer who has been at the forefront of many fights against corrupt elected officials, systems of oppression, and human rights violations. I have almost one decade of experience in Public Service and I received my Juris Doctor degree (Law Degree) from Trinity Law School.
I am our community’s best choice for Mayor because I have been groomed and developed for this position. I am young so I’m still learning and growing but I am equipped with the necessary education and skill set to put the People of Inglewood back in Power. I am a 2022 Law 4 Black Lives Legal Fellow and I sit on the Executive Board of the National Lawyers Guild. My work with these legal organizations, and others, allows me to provide legal resources and services to our community for free and I will use my platform as Mayor to expand the reach of the services I bring to Inglewood for our residents.
Leadership is one of my forte’s. I helped start the Black Lives Matter Movement and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, #BLMLA, which was the first chapter of the BLM organization. I disassociated myself from the BLM organization in 2016 due to my disapproval of the direction some of the members wanted the org to go in. However, I have continued to work within the Black Lives Matter Movement to fight for the rights of Black people and Black communities.
As Mayor, I will utilize my education and skills to improve the quality of life for all Inglewood residents. I will invest is social services, including mental health, and homeless services. In fact, I want to establish an Emergency Homeless Shelter so we can eradicate homelessness in Inglewood. I will work to create a rent control ordinance that protects every Inglewood renter. I also have a plan to turn more Inglewood residents into homeowners each year than our city has ever saw. I will push back against gentrification by making it harder for corporations and hedge funds to purchase housing in Inglewood.
I will also work hand and hand with the Inglewood Unified School District to regain local control of our education department. This is work that I am already involved in. Our current Mayor likes to boast about how Inglewood is thriving but it is impossible to say a city is thriving when the school system is failing as much as the IUSD is. Education for our youth and adult population is a top priority for me.
I will also repeal the Short Term Rental Ordinance and the arbitrary Parking Permit Program. Both the U.S. and CA Constitution’s give citizens a Right to Privacy and that right especially refers to a persons right to privacy in their home. I believe it is an over reach of government authority to keep records on who a resident is allowing to visit their home and any arrangement the resident may have with their guest. As long as there is no public or private nuisance, our residents should be left in peace. I also believe that no Inglewood resident should have to pay to park in front of their home. I refuse to punish Inglewood residents for issues that stem from the event venues in the city.
I will also prioritize our small businesses.
Unfortunately, our current leadership has completely neglected our small businesses. The current Mayor also lacks a vision to empower our small businesses. I will create a department that functions to assist our small businesses with grants, provide direction, and legal assistance to make sure their business remains in compliance with CA law. I also want to revitalize Market St. and turn it into the go to spot for dining, shopping, or just a good vibe.
Our small businesses are the thread that holds the fabric of Inglewood together so it is of the utmost importance to me to help them flourish.
I will also prioritize public safety by cleaning out the Inglewood Police Department. We currently give the IPD 75% of our budget but Inglewood residents and businesses are not receiving the services we need and are paying for. I strongly believe that our community deserves to have a say in who is policing our community and how those dollars are being spent.
I have envisioned and are ready to create radical changes so that our community can feel and be safe and secure.
I have many other objectives that I want to accomplish as Mayor such as implementing term limits, developing a Leadership Program for our youth, and turning Inglewood into an environmentally aware and friendly community, but due to time restraints, I am unable to lay them all out here.
I am solutions oriented and have a track record of accomplishing the objectives I set out to accomplish.
I am trustworthy, ethical, and I pride myself on having good character. That is the type of Mayor I will be. I already serve the community of Inglewood but I’m excited about becoming Mayor because it will give me the opportunity to serve everyone.
I am not a politician. I am a Public Servant who believes in putting People over Profits and Politics.
This work is my purpose and I look forward to creating laws that focus on empowering our residents and small businesses.
I am #1 on the ballot and I truly believe it is not a coincidence. I am the strongest candidate and the only one with experience advocating for the People. I am committed to doing good work and remaining accountable to you. I can assure you that I will make no decisions without getting the opinion of our residents first. I will also vote to re-open our City Council Meeting to the public and change the meeting time to one that is more conducive to our residents’ schedules.
In conclusion, join me as we make history by electing Inglewood’s first woman Mayor this November. Vote for me, the #1 option, Fredrisha “Sha” Dixon, for Mayor of Inglewood, CA. A vote for me is a vote towards positive change and progress in the City of Champions.
For more information, please visit my website at: www.FredrishaDixon.com.
*Endorsed by: City of Inglewood Treasurer Dr. Wanda M. Brown, The Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters, and Knock LA.