Thank you for your diligent work in alerting the community to issues that we should be aware of. I want to bring something to your readers attention, and it was inspired by Mayor Butts’ response last week to one of your articles.
I could be wrong but I believe I have uncovered yet another lie from our mayor.
In 2009, Inglewood approved the Hollywood Park Specific Plan (HPSP) which detailed which entity would bear infrastructure costs related to a citywide permit parking program.
Section 16.12 states the landowner shall pay all of the costs of equipment and signage to implement the permit parking system on public streets as part of a parking cure program pursuant to Section 2.11.10 of the specific plan.
Basically, the permit parking program is to provide “neighborhood protection” due to events at SoFi Stadium.
The special city council meeting held June 29, which you reported “drew multiple complaints to the District Attorney’s office” because the meeting wasn’t properly noticed to the public, [possibly] provides a clue as to why certain items continue to be approved during “special” meetings, that the residents know little about.
Agenda item #4 was a staff report requesting city’s taxpayers, aka the general fund, LOAN money to the parking fund to implement the City’s Traffic Management and Operations Plan, in order to set up the infrastructure for the permit parking program, including signage. The City can’t commence either implementation or enforcement until the signage is installed.
Why are TAXPAYERS fronting $2.4 million, for the permit program infrastructure, when the city approved an agreement for the landowner to pay for it? The City had the nerve to include an amortization schedule on how the general fund is gonna be paid back by 2026?
This is in addition to the $1.1 million coming out of the city’s reserves, for outside law enforcement services, for the stadium.
Mayor Butts has consistently said no taxpayer money would be used on this project.
Would this count as a[nother] lie told by Mayor Butts?