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Inglewood, California is a city located in South Los Angeles County with a population of 110,598 (2010 Census). It located immediately south of the City of Los Angeles, and forms the northern end of the South Bay area.
It is located immediately to the east of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and is within reach of three major freeways: the Santa Monica Freeway (I-405), the Glenn M. Anderson Freeway (I-105), and the Harbor Freeway (I-110).
It is the home to The Forum, a venue hosting concerts and other events. Currently in construction, is the Los Angeles Stadium in Hollywood Park. It will become the home of the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. Construction is expected to complete by the summer of 2020, when the stadium is to open.
City of Inglewood Officials
Mayor James T. Butts
On February 1, 2011, James T. Butts, Jr. was sworn in as Inglewood’s 12th mayor. James Butts has 45 years of public safety and municipal government experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from California Polytechnic University. Mayor Butts has held the rank of the general manager or assistant general manager of 4 large and complex municipal organizations for the past 32 years. He served 19 years in the Inglewood Police Department rising to the rank of Deputy Chief, 15 years as the Chief of Police for the City of Santa Monica, and 5 years as an assistant general manager for Los Angeles World Airports in charge of Public Safety and Counterterrorism; taking LAX to a NUMBER 1 ranking nationwide by the TSA in 2009.
On November 4, 2018, Mayor James Butts, Jr. was re-elected to his third term as Mayor.
Inglewood City Council Members
Eloy Morales, Jr.
California State Representatives
State Assemblywoman Autumn Burke (a62)
Assemblywoman Autumn R. Burke has made expanding health care access and economic opportunity to her constituents the centerpiece of her legislative career. During her first term in the Assembly, she became widely recognized as a champion for reproductive rights, environmental justice, and health care. She authored bills establishing Transformative Climate Communities to help disadvantaged neighborhoods heavily impacted by pollution, expand access to quality maternal health care, and create greater accountability and transparency across all levels of government. Her work in the Capitol goes beyond legislation; Assemblywoman Burke secured $900 million in funding for career technical education programs to help connect students to 21st Century careers, and advocated for new investments in affordable housing and transportation infrastructure.
State Senator Steven Bradford (sd35)
Steven Bradford brings a lifetime of experience to the California State Senate. In over two decades of public service – first as a Gardena City Councilmember, then as a State Assemblymember and now as a State Senator - Bradford has proven himself to be an unwavering citizen activist. He views himself as a public servant and not a politician. Public service was instilled in him by his parents who taught him the value of giving back to the community.
As a member of the Assembly, Bradford had 43 bills signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Governor Jerry Brown, including AB 1371 (Three Feet for Safety Act), AB 2188 (Disability Benefits), AB 2426 (Surrogacy Facilitators), AB 2567 (Vehicle Parking Violations), AB 651 (Expungement), AB 2634 (Civil Rights), AB 217 (Low-Income Solar), AB 128 (Reclassify LA World Airport Police), and the Jackie Robinson Assembly Resolution, HR 24.
Congressional House Representative Maxine Waters
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor.
Elected in November 2018 to her fifteenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives with more than 70 percent of the vote in the 43rd Congressional District of California, Congresswoman Waters represents a large part of South Los Angeles including the communities of Westchester, Playa Del Rey, and Watts and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County comprised of Lennox, West Athens, West Carson, Harbor Gateway and El Camino Village. The 43rd District also includes the diverse cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita and Torrance.
Congresswoman Waters made history as the first woman and first African American Chair of the House Financial Services Committee. An integral member of Congressional Democratic Leadership, Congresswoman Waters serves as a member of the Steering & Policy Committee and is the Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease. She is also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and member and past chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.
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