Wed. Jun 23rd, 2021

15 thoughts on “Letter to the Editor: Inglewood mayor’s ex-aide’s personal injury claim shouldn’t involve taxpayers

    1. Interesting commentary but I would add that outside of the sexual harassment claims there seems to be allegations of criminal misconduct by elected officials and administrative staff and yet this isn’t newsworthy?

      What does this Mayor hold over you guys ? Because everything in his moral being screams manipulation and lack of integrity and moral compass.

    2. Women being treated poorly by men in positions is an old story but that never makes it okay!
      As long as this behavior continues it should be talked about
      Abusing power should be called out every day until bullies stop using power to victimize or attempt to intimidate
      The council will make attorneys rich defending this mayor and each one of those dollars come out of tax payer pockets .

  1. You are right Marvin taxpayers should not be involved!
    The person in position of power/authority should be held accountable.
    In this case, the person directly responsible is the person who used his position and taxpayer dollars to inappropriately hire, promote and reward the person he was having a relationship with. The subordinate lacked power or authority to reward herself with promotions or bonuses all at taxpayer expense.
    Was she foolish to get Into the relationship with a married man ? Absolutely!
    Did she know she did not have the experience for the titles awarded to her? Absolutely !
    But it is also true many of the men in power positions have no experience or education consistent with their job titles awarded for “loyalty” and “devotion to the Mayor rather than the residents of the community.
    As with most harassment cases the subordinate fears retaliation -all the more reason when violating public rights and attempting to intimidate is weekly observable reality.

    Why is it some forget city services went unprovided because of the many bonuses given yearly to executive positions who did nothing to stop this inappropriate relationship. Residents should have their hard earned dollars spent wisely for their collective benefit rather then to please anyone’s relationship pleasures.
    The fault lies with several including the Human Resource Director, City Manager, Deputy City Manager, Assistant City Manager, Payroll Department Director, Council members George Dotson, Alex Padilla, Eloy Morales, Ralph Franklin , each of whom failed to bring the ongoing gift of public funds in exchange for personal pleasures to an end the very first and every subsequent year, AND the voters who kept voting for the Council members WHO MADE RESIDENTS a part of this.

    BTW DJ : BUTTS is a 66-67year old married man who should have known sleeping with someone you work with is never a good idea. Perhaps older is not wiser?

  2. In the claim, Douglas alleges the mayor spearheaded the “false allegations against her and accused her of doing things he and other City employees had been doing for years without anyone batting an eye.” The city “ratified and condoned” Butts’ sexual harassment, abuse, retaliation and defamation by firing her and then defending the mayor, he wrote.

  3. It seems she foot her foot in her mouth,with this one!! She should of had a calendar before her when doing her paperwork ,now who is her lawyer again.wow💯💯👍🏼

  4. Marvin, I could not agree with you more!

    In fact, I posted a comment just last week saying Melanie’s case is NOT even worth $12,000 at this point let alone the $12,000,000 she is asking for.

    Bottom line is Melanie mixed the D*CK she was getting with her DOLLARS and the two are never a good combination especially at work!

    True professionals know sleeping with someone you work with is like 💩💩💩 where you sleep.

    I’m sure the city will be fighting her claims to the fullest so taxpayers will not be on the hook.

    I’m TEAM BUTTS in this case!

    1. Mayor Butts and council indemnified by city? City manager will do anything ordered by council to employees to keep his job/serves by pleasure of council/3 votes paid byBEAVERBUTTHEADBUTTS PADDILA AND DOTSON THE INGLEWOOD KING/ BUTTS LOAN PADILLA AND DOTSON $125,000 TO GET ELECTED/TAKE THE DOLLARS U GOT TO DANCE/ I PREFER TO DEFER TO THE LEGAL SYSTEM/POLITICS IS A B IN INGLEWOOD/ YES TAXPAYERS MUST PAY SINCE U ELECTED MAYOR BUTTS

      1. Gilbert you post all the time and even the most educated person has no clue what the hell you are talking about.

        Instead of posting on @2UrbanGirls please spend your time taking a BASIC grammar and punctuation class.

        You really need it!

        I know a few kids in kindergarten who come across more articulate.

    2. I want to be careful that the residents be careful not to pick sides here and let the facts speak for themselves.

      These are very serious allegations of misappropriation of public funds and corruption by this Council and possibly Administrative staff. These complaints about Butts has always been painted as a ” slander” campaign by outsiders whom have a hidden agenda, we should bear in mind that twice within the last year we’ve had his executive assistant and the City Treasurer make allegations of harassment, in which one meeting the City Treasurer read off a list of women that he has harrased or forced them off the job.

      This isn’t an isolated issue with the Mayor, everywhere he has been it always ends up this way and for the Council, City Manager and the rest of the executive staff to ignore the basic sexual harassment procedures in place has exposed this City and its taxpayer’s.

      I strongly agree that Melanie McDade shouldn’t benefit because she was more than a willing participant in the Mayor’s corruption and for that the Mayor and Council should be held accountable

      1. I’m definitely taking sides in this case and I’m TEAM BUTTS!!!

        Melanie is a 51 year old woman and her complaint says 2010 – 2019.

        That means she was 41 years old when she started getting D🍆CK at work.

        She was old enough to know sleeping with someone you work with is never a good idea.

        Also, Wanda Brown called off a list of women during a city council meeting, but I personally would need to hear the stories from the women themselves before I changed my mind, not the city treasurer who’s being vindictive and is mad because she’s not entitled to lifetime medical benefits.

        #FactsSpeakingForThemselves

        1. To take sides would be ignoring allegations that have dire effects of the community as a whole.

          These allegations are worth investigating and the City has a legal obligation to protect it’s residents by bringing in outside council to investigate claims made by Melanie McDade and Wanda Brown.

          Sorry DJ, but the Mayor should be held to a certain level of accountability and having a full blown relationship with your executive assistant, creates the situation where taxpayer’s are ultimately on the hook.

          No other City operates this way and the council has bare minimum a fiduciary and moral obligation to protect their constituents

          In reality the Mayor and the entire council should resign.

          1. Aren’t the city council members, city treasurer and city clerk up for reelection in November 2020?

            If so, the easiest thing to do is VOTE THEM OUT OF OFFICE!!!!

            CLEAN HOUSE!!!

            1. Let’s all pray and vote that those who have used their elected position to please themselves, self serving campaign contributors, and only outside interests are not re-elected but are prosecuted for every tax dime they approved spending without regard for the community we call our everyday neighbors.

    3. In the claim, Douglas alleges the mayor spearheaded the “false allegations against her and accused her of doing things he and other City employees had been doing for years without anyone batting an eye.” The city “ratified and condoned” Butts’ sexual harassment, abuse, retaliation and defamation by firing her and then defending the mayor, he wrote.

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