I was referred to you so my neighbors and I could get an issue resolved with the city of Inglewood. Our safety is in jeopardy! We live along 8th Ave., in the Morningside Park area of Inglewood, a couple blocks away from Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts and our families safety are in jeopardy over the steady stream of cars speeding down our street.
We have personally brought it to Butts attention about the dangerous speeding and what the young folks called “takeovers” of our streets where over 100 cars assemble and do donuts in the intersection and our concerns have fell on deaf ears.
IT ISN’T SAFE! We have children who ride on their scooters along 8th Ave and many of us enjoy our daily morning walks while fearing we may be hit by a speeding car because the city has failed to take action on our concerns.
We have submitted petitions for speed bumps to be installed over a year ago. Butts said he would put one of those things in the street that tell you your speed as a “deterrent” but that was months ago and nothing was done.
He don’t mind strutting down the street to make us believe he actually lives here but will it take someone dying on the street for him to do something? Our neighbors homes have been affected with cars running into them and we thought talking to him directly would solve the problem. Only problems Butts seems keen to solve are when Steve Ballmer or Stan Kroenke are doing the asking.
At our wits end
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On August 26, 2020, the day after publishing this article a single car crashed into a tree at Crenshaw & 8th Ave.