NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS (INSIDE INGLEWOOD)--The District Attorney’s Public Integrity Division “concluded that the [Inglewood] City Council did violate the [Brown] Act by failing to provide a sufficient agenda description” of the ENA between the City and Murphy’s Bowl.
Councilwoman Martinez Questions Pilot Bus Only Project
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--For decades, San Fernando Valley residents have continuously been taxed for transit and have not received a reciprocal amount of investment in service. Metro finally has an opportunity to work with a community that has come around to supporting the implementation of mass transit, after decades of fighting about what mass transit in the San Fernando Valley means.
Is the Inglewood Chamber Funneling Donations to Inglewood City Council Members?
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--Inglewood Airport Area Chamber of Commerce (IAACC) will host Women Business Leaders Champions of Change on June 13, 2019. The event will honor a couple of business owners and two municipal employees. Why is IAACC hosting so many events, charging thousands to potential sponsors and more importantly, who is really benefiting financially from their costly events?
LACMA: A Museum Locked Out of Its Own Future
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--The following is excerpted from a letter sent by the Miracle Mile Residential Association to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in advance of their vote on April 9, 2019 to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for LACMA’s redo of the museum. The letter in its entirety can be read here.
Los Angeles Waterfront Continues Exciting Rebirth
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--The Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro continues to move forward with extensive development that will create jobs and bring new restaurants, retail stores, and a large entertainment venue to the waterfront.
Eminent Domain Back on Inglewood Council Agenda
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--This week’s Inglewood city council agenda has some peculiar items on there. Ranging from fleet additions, increased legal fees and the creation of a newly formed joint powers authority, residents are still a distant thought as there is no item pertaining to a rent stabilization ordinance.
All the Explanations I’ve Heard from City Hall are a Sham
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--It is not an exaggeration to say EVERYONE in my district, constituents and councilmembers, who've seen the figures for how much these HHH developments are costing want to know why their tax dollars are going to build bridge or permanent supportive housing at costs that exceed what developers are charging to build luxury condos in the area.
Inglewood Council Agenda Missing Rent Stabilization Ordinance
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--Inglewood city council resumes tomorrow, January 22nd, with a light agenda. A few items, and a lack thereof, have caught the eye of 2UrbanGirls.
Housing the Venice Homeless: Much Talk, Not Much Listening
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--To introduce myself, I am the owner of numerous small apartment buildings in the Venice area totaling some 86 units and also live in Venice and am very negatively impacted by the campers.
Inside Inglewood: Are Increased Billboards Tied to Inglewood Successor Agency Debt?
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--The city of Inglewood continues to increase the number of WOW Media Digital Billboards across select sections of the city.
Inglewood Residents Continue to Face Excessive Rent Hikes
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--Is Inglewood Mayor James Butts giving residents “false hope” over their impending rental increases?
Hawthorne Residents Denied Right to Vote … AGAIN!
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--In a last-minute special meeting just days before residents celebrate Christmas, the Hawthorne City Council voted unanimously to appoint and swear in a resident to the vacant City Council seat.
LAUSD Central Dist Superintendent Comes to Silver Lake … to Listen and, to ‘Overcome Our Differences’
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--“We are here to improve and overcome our differences,“ said LAUSD Local District Central Superintendent Robert Martinez (Photo above).
‘Alternative Facts’ from LA: City Claims Trailhead Gate to Hollywood Sign It Permanently Closed is Really ‘Open’
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--Last night, Friends of Griffith Park (FoGP), together with the Griffith J. Griffith Charitable Trust, and the Los Feliz Oaks Homeowners Association filed an appellate response in a continued effort challenging the City of Los Angeles’ 2017 decision to close the Beachwood Gate to the Hollyridge Trail in Griffith Park. Today’s response challenged several half-truths and inaccuracies that the City Attorney has continued to claim in its appeals brief filed in November 2018.
Why is Inglewood City Manager Refusing to Sign Staff Reports
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--Inglewood City Manager Artie Fields is missing in action. This weeks jam packed city council agenda includes another round of important documents being signed by his Deputy Yakema Decatur and not her $300,000+salaried boss.
Developers Recruiting Candidates for PICO NC Election
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--This was forwarded to me by a friend. "Abundant Housing" is having a meeting this coming Tuesday to organize potential candidates for NC elections in the Spring.
Reseda Board Meeting a Disgrace
VOICES--I have hardly missed any meeting since the forming committee in 2001.
Court of Appeal Affirms Trial Court’s Decision on Martin Expo Town Center Project
A group called the Westsiders Opposed to Overdevelopment had challenged the planning approvals, arguing that the City did not have the authority to change the land use designation by initiating a General Plan Amendment for a single project site.
Resident Wants Investigation into Misuse of Public Funds by Inglewood Electeds
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--My name is Marvin McCoy, a long-time resident of Inglewood California.
LA Sheriff’s Evict Burlington Tenants … Claimed They Refused to Pay Their Rent
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS — A tenant at 171 S. Burlington Avenue in the Westlake District was evicted from their apartment today after failing to pay rent, according to a spokesman for the property managers, FML Management Co.
Word on the Streets: Inglewood Mayor intimidating City Employees
NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--For some reason high level city administrators are not signing legal documents related to properties owned by the Inglewood Successor Agency and have opted to leave that duty up to the deputy to City Manager Artie Fields.