State Officials Honor Mayor Butts and Rams Organization

Thursday, August 11, 2016 Written by 
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On Monday, State Senator Isadore Hall and Assembly Speaker Pro-Tem Autumn Burke coordinated a reception for Inglewood Mayor James Butts and the Rams organization, celebrating their return to California.  The Rams were represented by Executive Vice President Kevin Demoff and Hall of Fame greats Eric Dickerson, Jim Everett, Jackie Slater, and Vince Feragamo.  


After a luncheon, the delegation was received at the Capitol by the body of the Assembly and the body of State Senators.  Mayor Butts thanked the legislators for the support they had extended to the City during its rise from the verge of bankruptcy to fiscal prosperity and national prominence:


Afterwards, the delegation was received by Governor Jerry Brown in his office.  The governor was presented with renderings of the now-under-construction Champions Plaza at the former Hollywood Park Racetrack site.  Later, photo opportunities for the legislators were held in a capitol conference room.


“It was clear from our reception that Inglewood is high on the radar of elected officials governing California,” Mayor Butts said. “We have rightfully earned the respect due a City that faced its challenges head on, and made the decisions and sacrifices necessary to transcend our circumstances. The good will generated by this visit will pay collaborative dividends in the future for our City.”


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