Milestone Year Will be Focus of Butts’ SOTC Address

Thursday, April 16, 2015 Written by 
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Inglewood has shown significant progress in the year since Mayor James Butts gave his last State of the City Address.  Speculation about the St. Louis Rams relocating to Inglewood, and recent approval of plans to renovate downtown has peaked interests of the media and Corporate America. 


Something big is about to happen in Inglewood.  The sleepy, bedroom town is becoming a destination city.  What will it mean for residents?


Mayor Butts will bring it all into perspective during his annual State of the City Address, presented by the Inglewood/Airport Area Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber’s biggest fundraiser will be held Thursday, April 23 from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Fabulous Forum.  Butts will be joined by Master of Ceremony, KCBS Sports Director Jim Hill and special guest, KNBC Sports Anchor Fred Roggin.


Themed “Remembering our Past, Moving to the Future,” Butts will discuss the new 80,000-seat stadium and prospects of an NFL team relocation,  Market Street, Hollywood Park, public safety, residential sound insulation, infrastructure improvements, the city’s economy and more.    


“The State of the City Address is an annual opportunity for me, as the Mayor of Inglewood, to convey the progress we have made toward achieving the goals and objectives set forth by the City Council.  It is also an opportunity for me to address the major milestones that have been achieved and to share the City’s vision for the upcoming year,” Butts said.


 Tickets are free to the public.  Lunch tickets are $75 each for Chamber members and $100 for non-members.  Bronze, silver and gold sponsorships range from $1,500-$3,500 per table.  To purchase tickets, for general or sponsorship information call (310) 677-1121.



The State of the City is sponsored by the Forum/Chase Bank, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Hollywood Park Casino, Republic Services, The Robert Group, City of Inglewood, Inglewood Today, Southern California Gas Co., Inglewood Park Cemetery, Home Light Family Living,  Duncan Solutions, South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Serco, Verizon, Golden State Water Co., Faithful Central Bible Church, and Inglewood Councilmembers George Dotson, Alex Padilla, Eloy Morales and Ralph Franklin,  

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