Inglewood Mayor James Butts

Rams Host 2022 Impact Day to Discuss Solutions to Prevent Gun Violence

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, there has been a 5.5% increase in gun violence since July 2021. To combat this statistic, the Los Angeles Rams and Inglewood Mayor James Butts, partnered with Students Demand Action Los Angeles Summer Leadership Academy to host this year’s Impact Day at SoFi Stadium to review, discuss, and judge proposals on how to prevent gun violence. Founded in Summer 2019, the Summer Leadership Academy (SLA) initiative prioritizes removing barriers that keep marginalized students from becoming leaders in the gun violence prevention movement. SLA is a nationwide organization with many chapters across the country.

South L.A. Celebrates Barack Obama Boulevard

Thousands of people converged on South Los Angeles to witness the renaming of Rodeo Road to President Barack Obama Boulevard. The daylong street festival, highlighted with music, food trucks and vendors, took place May 4, in front of Rancho Cienega Sports Center and Park. The huge gathering revealed the community’s deep affection for the former commander-in-chief as well as recalled the neighborhood’s tremendous reception to then-presidential candidate Obama’s 2007 rally at the same site. Community involvement played a critical role in the renaming campaign, said City Council President Herb J. Wesson, who noted that it was residents in his 10th

Legislation Aimed at Speedy Completion of Clippers Arena 

Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager Dove (D- Los Angeles) along with Inglewood city officials and private business owners held a press conference on the future Clippers Arena site, to garner community-wide support for a bill aimed at ensuring the project meets environmental standards while maintaining “vital” community interests.

Forum Owners Move Forward with Lawsuit Against Inglewood, Mayor Butts 

The Madison Square Garden Company, owner of The Forum in Inglewood, filed a lawsuit March 5,  against the city and its mayor James Butts for “violating the city’s contractual commitments in order to clear the way for a new Clippers arena in Inglewood, just down the street from The Forum” and, “defrauding The Forum”  respectively.  

EXCLUSIVE: Inglewood Mayor James Butts goes one-on-one

Inglewood Mayor James Butts speaks exclusively with Brandon I. Brooks, Managing Editor with the Los Angeles Sentinel and the L.A. Watts Times. Mayor Butts discusses the history and growth of the City of Inglewood along with tackling topics such as police brutality, gentrification and the exciting news that the L.A. Clippers are looking to build a new arena in Inglewood near the new L.A. Rams and L.A. Chargers stadium.