What a difference a year makes. After a flurry of articles by 2UrbanGirls and the Daily Breeze, Inglewood Councilman Eloy Morales has submitted his annual statement of economic interests for 2018 and he has removed EVERY form of outside income he is accustomed to claiming.
2UrbanGirls got the ball rolling when we discovered Morales was earning upwards of $100k from Pacific Waste & Recycling, a subsidiary of Republic/Consolidated Services. Morales has voted on every contract renewal and rate increase he is presented.
Daily Breeze followed up with another explosive expose that revealed Morales gets paid from many companies he votes in favor of.
“I have made no motions or votes where I had a conflict, something I take very seriously,”Morales said in an email.
2UrbanGirls was contacted by a District 3 resident, who had a discussion with Morales on the articles circulating documenting his alleged corruption, and Morales responded that residents could always vote him out if they don’t like it. It’s too bad Inglewood residents can’t vote at-large for our councilmembers.
If Councilman Morales is so confident he’s done nothing wrong, where did all of his income disappear to? It is unclear why Lee Andrews Group (Metro), Pacific Waste & Recylcing (Republic) and PRS have terminated their consulting contracts with Morales.
Inglewood residents don’t forget we have an opportunity to rid Mayor Butts of ALL his enablers in 2020.
2UrbanGirls will keep their eyes peeled in the event Morales makes any amendments to his initial 2018 filing. 2UrbanGirls is still waiting for Mayor Butts and Councilman Alex Padilla and George Dotson to submit their 2018 forms as they were due April 1st.