Inglewood City Clerk Yvonne Horton has posted a revised council agenda for tomorrow’s scheduled city council meeting. The amended agenda includes potential settlement of legal claims and a comprehensive outline of Mayor James Butts addressing residents loss of income, which could translate into the loss of rent.
Mayor Butts was on a local radio show today, were he was asked about the continued enforcement of residential parking enforcement so trash and street sweeping could still take place. The posted times for street sweeping enforcement is 8am – 3pm. He blamed households with too many cars for “hogging” street parking, which would make trash pickup and street sweeping difficult.
When asked what the city will do to assist small businesses, being forced to close, he proclaimed the city is a victim too and could lose $20 million dollars, in tax revenue, as a result of the global health pandemic. He instead discussed how the city supports the Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce, that is now under the direction of Halimah Ginyard, who’s experience involves running a Facebook group.
“We support the [Inglewood] Chamber of Commerce.” said Butts. “The chamber is the entity that is the focus point of business in the city.”
2UrbanGirls reached chamber staff who said they have zero economic programs to help troubled small businesses, however, they are willing to post promotions on their social media channels, if your business is still open. A review of their Facebook page shows that isn’t already being done. You can reach the Chamber at 310-677-1121 and tell them Mayor Butts referred you.
The city continues to attempt to settle claims from Inglewood Residents Against Taking and Evictions (IRATE), MSG and Murphy’s Bowl surrounding environmental review of the proposed site for a basketball arena.
Finally, Mayor Butts will introduce Executive Order No. 20-10 which will declare a local emergency exists where no landlord shall evict neither a residential nor commercial tenant during the emergency. Tenants would have up to six (6) months to pay back rent, if they can show a direct correlation to the global health pandemic. This action was taken due to CA Governor Gavin Newsom declaring a state emergency on March 4th.
“If the government is going to force people not to work, then every American citizen should receive rental/mortgage assistance of $2,000 per month until this crisis is over.” said Butts. “You can’t use the power of the government to tell people they can’t work without compensating them.”
He went further to say spending billions to bailout the airlines industry is the right thing to do, however, business owners can’t survive if this extends months, where they still have leases, mortgages, salaries and overhead to pay.
You can read Mayor Butts local emergency initiative by clicking here.