As you know, Inglewood declared a fiscal emergency during yesterday’s city council meeting. I have reviewed the prior budgets, as you suggested, and found we have experienced revenue shortfalls nearly every year since Mayor Butts was elected. The only reason FY 2017-2018 shows a surplus is because the city refinanced pension debt and called it revenue.
I have emailed my area Councilman, Alex Padilla, on numerous occasions, as he requests we do during council meetings, and he remains unresponsive. For the record, I do NOT call in to the council meetings.
The city’s declaration of a fiscal emergency means that treasurer Wanda Brown was correct that the city’s finances are a mess.
Butts admonished, berated, and embarrassed the longest serving elected official for the city of Inglewood, who was reporting accurately to the residents. Butts needs to not only publicly apologize to Ms. Brown, he needs to restore her duties, pay, and ability to attend council meetings and resume giving her reports.
Outraged in District 2