INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Inglewood continues to piecemeal funding to meet the threshold needed to begin construction on the Inglewood Transit Connector project. The state projects a $24 billion deficit this year, yet that hasn’t stopped the Inglewood Transit Connector Joint Powers Authority from having its hand out to the tune of $407 million.
Inglewood is in panic mode as they scramble to assemble the financing ahead of the scheduled 2028 Olympics. The city is also struggling to adhere to affordable housing mandates as multiple projects have either stalled and/or outright eliminated since 2009.
Inglewood is also applying for $407m in state surplus funding for its Inglewood Transit Connector (automated people mover). Award announcements are expected at the end of January 2023.https://t.co/UxvBNxY5IJ https://t.co/pxLMqpR06Q pic.twitter.com/xy8guHUC2l— numble (@numble) January 9, 2023
The Governor rejected all city’s plans to curb homelessness last November due to their failure to adequately address the housing stock shortage as Inglewood has done.
“Californians demand accountability and results, not settling for the status quo,” Newsom said in a statement.
It begs one to question why Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts is dead set on pushing for a transit project, with ridership projected to be less than 500 during the week, instead of prioritizing housing people?
The Inglewood Transit Connector Joint Power Authority is scheduled to meet Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 2pm. Inglewood residents are encouraged to call in and express your thoughts on why housing isn’t a priority in a city going through a rapid transformation that continues to remove families from their homes under the guise of the ‘Inglewood Renaissance’.
Any resident and especially business owners located along the proposed transit connector route should tune in.
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99940127572?pwd=OWVmZ2kvVHpMS3locXBwVVhmNWtCZz09
Meeting ID: 999 4012 7572
Matter of fact, how many Inglewood residents are even aware these meetings are taking place?
This author hasn’t seen any mention of it on the City’s official social media accounts notifying residents when the JPA is meeting.
The state is expected to announce which Metro projects will be funded by the end of this month.