I am sharing this email I sent to Inglewood Councilwoman Gloria Gray with the hope she responds and takes our concerns in District 1 seriously. Our last councilperson was voted out for not responding to us. I was hoping she would be better.
Dear Ms. Gray,
I hope this finds you well. I’m writing today to ask you for speed bumps on 8th Avenue. In the past 6 years, I’ve seen many accidents, near accidents and dangerous driving on 8th Avenue. On April 7, 2023 driver totaled 2 parked cars (my car and my neighbors) by hitting them head on. The police refused to do a report because there were no injuries. Our cars were totaled outside of our houses while we were sleeping. I spend a great deal of time in my front yard and daily observe drivers completely disregard the stop sign at 83rd and 8th. Today, Thursday 7/13/23 a sideshow just took place. It’s been over 30 minutes and there is still a strong smell of burned rubber inside of my house.
I understand from a neighbor that you may live nearby. I saw many campaign signs for you in my neighborhood while walking my dog. I voted for you in both elections with hope that things in our neighborhood would improve. Please help us with physical barriers to slow down cars in this neighborhood. We also need police for traffic enforcement. We live in a neighborhood with many residents and pedestrians that need protection.District 1 resident
Editors note: District 1 residents have begged the city council to install speed bumps along 8th Ave. with Councilwoman Gray and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. blaming the denial on the Los Angeles County Fire Department. There are also no motor officers in the Inglewood Police Department. All the City has done is install stop signs with lights on them that do nothing to stop the speeding along 8th Ave. between 78th Place and Crenshaw.
On October 7, a car ran into a storefront CHURCH on 8th Ave. at Crenshaw Blvd. Will the council only take action once someone dies?