INGLEWOOD, Calif. (2UrbanGirls) – The Inglewood Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m. on the City’s Housing Element which is required to be updated every eight years.
Residents wouldn’t know about this meeting because the notice was published in the Herald Publications Inglewood News newspaper because it doesn’t circulate around the City. You can only find their newspapers inside of City Hall.
The accompanying documents uploaded to the City’s website indicate how “critical” the need for housing is.
“The state legislature has declared that ‘the availability of housing is of vital statewide importance.”
Emails were sent to the City’s Planning department and Successor Agency’s lawyer inquiring about the lack of affordable housing projects breaking ground after being approved by the City, and the mayor’s office refused to let them comment.
“Please do not communicate with her. The mayor will handle it,” wrote the mayor’s executive assistant via email on Jan. 9. The mayor never responded.
As Inglewood has stalled the building of affordable housing projects, they are simultaneously requesting $407 million from the state’s budget surplus to build a multi-billion dollar people mover that will uproot the very residents the housing is designed to help.
Residents are encouraged to email comments, questions and/or concerns to Planning Manager Mindala Wlicox at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to speak during public comment you may do so by calling: 888-251-2949 and the access code is 5084218#. The meeting will also stream on the City’s Facebook page and you can contact the City Clerk’s office at 310-412-5280 to find out which channel the meeting will air on Spectrum cable.
To read the Housing Element documents click here.
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