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Neighborhood Politics

What NC’s Need to Know about the Brown Act and Posting

NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS-This video was made after I took my last Ethics Training around 2012 when I took my last Ethic’s Training in the Wilshire District with City Attorney Darren Martinez, I believe that they were filming that meeting for training purposes. I would love to see that video! 

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Tar Pits Makeover Update

NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--We want to create a place for dialogue, so people can feel like it’s accessible to them, not just as a space for leisure but as an educational space.  — Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga, President and Director of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles 

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Inside Inglewood: When will the Inglewood Housing Authority Develop Their Vacant Land

NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--City of Inglewood residents have demanded more affordable housing be made available for low to moderate income renters. Community coalition, Uplift Inglewood, is assisting with those efforts via lawsuits and demands for rent control. The city is holding on to four (4) properties, slated for affordable housing, but have yet to make plans available to the public.

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The Last Chance to Save Tom Bergin’s

NEIGHBORHOOD POLITICS--The battle to save Tom Bergin’s Tavern and Restaurant from the wrecking ball took a left turn without signaling at the Planning and Land Use Committee (PLUM) hearing on May 21, 2019.

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DA Finds City of Inglewood Intentionally Deceived Residents

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. 

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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. 

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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?

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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.   

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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.  

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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. 

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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.   

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