Is Inglewood Mayor James Butts tying up loose strings?
2UrbanGirls has long pondered whether a high ranking employee within the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce was funneling funds to Mayor Butts. We have now been able to confirm that the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce has to find a new CEO/President.
A lengthy investigation performed by former IAACC board members, back in 2017, found some issues pertaining to the alleged mismanagement of funds, which found this employee fired. The employee was fired for failure to turn over the chambers banking information.
If it weren’t for demands made by Mayor Butts, he wouldn’t have been rehired.
Holly enjoyed an extremely close relationship with Melanie McDade, who was installed as a member of the chamber’s executive team, by Mayor Butts. Holly would be in a position to corroborate the allegations being levied against Mayor Butts by Ms. McDade.
Have they both been coerced into playing intermediary, and accepting money earmarked for Mayor Butts, to avoid public disclosure?
2UrbanGirls is now getting word that Erick Holly is no longer on the chambers payroll. In fact, both he and the mayor’s former executive assistant Melanie McDade, were both dismissed from their employment prior to the start of 2020.
Both McDade, and this employees photos, still appear prominently on the chambers website.
One person, who would have first hand knowledge of the chambers finances, went M.I.A. after the chamber began investigating the high ranking employee. Which is the chambers former accountant.
Paging Joyce Beard!
It was shared with 2UrbanGirls that the city’s Transportation Demand Manager Tunisia Johnson has assumed McDade’s role on the chamber and cast a vote to terminate Holly’s employment.
A public records request reveals Ms. Johnson has steadily increased her duties and salary, eerily similar to Ms. McDade.