Inglewood residents will go to the polls TWICE this year. In June residents will be given the opportunity to vote on consolidating local elections and in November we will vote for Mayor. Concerned employees and residents have asked 2UrbanGirls to create a new series that will look behind the veil of City Hall.
Employees, both current and former, are not happy with the preferred treatment some employees receive due to their being hired by members of the city council for their respective political campaigns. These hirings interfere with regular city operations, which we will delve into and accompany with previously written articles on this subject.
2UrbanGirls will also look at economic interests and the vast wealth being accumulated by members of the city council as they layoff employees and replace full-time civil service protected positions with part-time employees through One Stop,a division of the South Bay Workforce Investment Board.
2UrbanGirls will look at how the June election will impact residents despite their being exemptions in SB 415 and the role election consultant Martin & Chapman plays in all of this.
2UrbanGirls will look at how the mayor and members of council allow preferred businesses to not pay required city business taxes in exchange for campaign contributions and how the city’s finance department follows suit out of fear of the city’s administrative offices and councilmembers. Residents have their water shut off for owing hundreds, while preferred businesses can owe thousands and not be shut off.
As residents continue to see the Master Fee schedule raise rates on themselves and businesses, using the Consumer Price Index (inflation) as a guide, employees are concerned as to why they don’t receive cost of living increases as prices for services adjusts. They are also concerned about the validity of information being given to the public regarding crime statistics.
2UrbanGirls will double back to an explosive lawsuit filed by a former employee in the Finance Department alleging fiscal malfeasance and deception to the state of California concerning redevelopment properties, how the mayor unsuccessfully sued a resident and whether he has finally invested in Inglewood by purchasing a home or is he still a renter?
Finally, 2UrbanGirls is seeing an eery resemblance of Pres. Donald Trump’s attacks on Latinos by declaring war on certain gangs and Mayor Butts appears to be following suit in recent comments made publicly about a shooting in Council District 4.
Inside Inglewood City Hall will provide the public with an unbiased and unbought look at how the Mayor and Council are REALLY running the city on YOUR dime.