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Former Aide to Inglewood Mayor Changes her Testimony

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Former Executive Assistant to Inglewood Mayor James Butts and City Manager Artie Fields is no fool. Melanie McDade-Dickens was walked out of Inglewood City Hall months ago and hired a criminal defense attorney to untangle herself from Butts’ web of destruction. (Photo above: Apr 15, 2019; Inglewood, CA, USA; Inglewood mayor James Butts aka James T. Butts (right) and Melanie McDade-Dickens pose at the LA Stadium & Entertainment District construction site.)

2UrbanGirls has continuously reported on Mayor Butts and the city council’s votes bestowing accelerated salary increases and promotions for her to keep his secrets. We also were the first to report McDade was walked out of city hall.

Now that McDade is no longer under the thumb of Mayor Butts, the city of Inglewood is alleging she is in cahoots with Madison Square Garden.

The facts are McDade is a mother and grandmother and Mayor Butts isn’t worth her freedom.

There is no doubt she has “receipts” to back up her claims and sooner than later Inglewood residents will most likely see Inglewood City Hall raided by the Feds. Kinda like what’s going on in Atlanta behind their former Mayor Kasim Reed.

How soon before others jump ship and save themselves?

In typical Mayor Butts fashion, he provided a snarky comment during today’s regular city council meeting where he and council passed an expected rent control ordinance. He actually thanked McDade for her work on the ordinance while secretly accusing her of fraud, to justify her being walked off her job.

Read the full article on McDade’s change of testimony by clicking here.

(2UrbanGirls is a CityWatch contributor and has been cited in the Compton Herald, Daily Breeze, Daily News, Inglewood Today, Intersections South LA, KCRW, KPCC, Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, LA Watts Times, Mercury News, Orange County Register and The Atlantic.)