Has Inglewood Mayor James Butts truly done enough to address the housing crisis in the city of Inglewood? Compare to what our neighbors in Culver City are attempting, its not as great as what we think.
Some Inglewood residents argue Mayor Butts’ initiative to implement an annual rent increase, at 5%, with a provision of 8% to either reach market rate or make capital improvements (CIP) over $10,000 is too much. After two years, the rent increase goes back to 5%, after owner recoups their CIP investment and once the owner reaches market rate.
Today, the city of Culver City will hold a discussion to implement a rent freeze.
The median household income of Culver City is $79,292 compared to $$43,394 in Inglewood where 22% of the population are living below the federal poverty line.
According to Rent Cafe, the average rent in Culver City is $2639 for an 865 sq ft unit with 6% rent increases, while the average rent in Inglewood is $1770 for a 745 sq ft unit that has been increasing at a rate of 7% per year.
Mayor Butts is adamanat that he is experiencing racism at the hands of racist newspapers (LA Times and the Daily Breeze) and expresses shock that Black residents are siding with the purported “racists” and not him.
Mayor Butts can’t possibly be on the side of the poverty stricken residents of Inglewood, that include the disabled and elderly, as the city is still in the process of evicting residents from an apartment they bought located at 4949 W. Century Blvd.
If a more affluent city like Culver City can entertain an outright rent freeze, why can’t Inglewood?19-1427-PCCR-Rent-Freeze-Informational-Bulletin