More Than 100 Community Leaders, Small Business Owners, Faith-Based Organizations, Elected Officials, and Labor Leaders Join Effort to Revitalize Inglewood and Surrounding Communities and Support AB 987

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Growing Coalition Shows Overwhelming Support for New Inglewood Basketball Arena and Entertainment Complex

INGLEWOOD— Today, Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles), announced a new broad-based coalition in support of AB 987, legislation that will help stimulate the local economy and create thousands of quality sustainable jobs while helping improve local government services. The California Legislative Black Caucus is the most recent organization to endorse the bill, representing 11 State Senators and State Assemblymembers from across California. The growing coalition demonstrates overwhelming support for Inglewood revitalization and the new LA Clippers Inglewood Basketball Arena Complex.

“The revitalization bill for the Inglewood region continues to gain momentum with growing support from a diverse and dedicated coalition who are committed to improving the quality of life for families and children in my community,” said Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove, (D-Los Angeles). “Supporters know that AB 987 will help stimulate economic development and create new opportunities with high-wage jobs that lift people out of poverty and into the middle class. I look forward to working with community leaders, small-business owners, faith-based leaders, local officials and my colleagues in the State Legislature to pass this legislation and continue our region’s historic revitalization process.”

The list of supporters continues to grow every day and includes:

Inglewood City Council

James Butts, Mayor, City of Inglewood

Alex Padilla, Councilman, City of Inglewood

Eloy Morales, Councilman, City of Inglewood

George Dotson, Councilman, City of Inglewood

Ralph Franklin, Councilman, City of Inglewood

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, District 2

Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, District 3

Supervisor Janice Hahn, District 4

Supervisor Kathryn Barger, District 5

California Legislative Black Caucus

Assembly Member Chris R. Holden, Chair

Assembly Member Dr. Shirley Weber, 1st Vice Chair

State Senator Steven Bradford, 2nd Vice Chair

Assembly Member Mike Gipson, Secretary/Treasurer

State Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Assembly Member Jim Cooper

Assembly Member Tony Thurmond

Assembly Member Sydney Kamlager-Dove

Assembly Member Autumn Burke

South Bay Cities Council of Government

Members:

City of Carson

City of El Segundo

City of Gardena

City of Hawthorne

City of Hermosa Beach

City of Inglewood

City of Lawndale

City of Lomita

City of Manhattan Beach

City of Palos Verdes Estates

City of Redondo Beach

City of Rolling Hills

City of Rolling Hills Estates

City of Torrance

City of Los Angeles District #15

Los Angeles County

Labor Unions

Jesse Ayala, Business Development Manager, Sheet Metal Workers Local 105

Daniel Curtin, Director, Carpenters Union

Tony Gazzaniga, Vice President, International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 18

Marvin Kropke, Business Manager/Financial Secretary, IBEW11

Mike Layton, Business Manager/Financial Secretary, SoCal Pipe Trades District Council 16

Ron Miller, Executive Secretary, Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council

Grant Mitchell, Business Manager, Painters Union- Tradeshow and Sign Crafts Local Union 831

Sergio Rascon, Business Manager, Laborers Union Local 300

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

California-Nevada Conference of Operating Engineers

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 12

International Union of Stationary Engineers Local 509

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

State Building and Construction Trades Council

Teamsters Joint Council of California

Teamsters Joint Council 42

Public Safety

Mark Fronterotta, Chief of Police, Inglewood Police Department

Local Religious Leaders

Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, Faithful Central Bible Church

Pastor Austin Williams, True Vine Baptist Church

Community Organizations/Businesses

Al’s Powerwash, Inc.

Alianza Inglewood

Allstate Insurance, Inglewood

American Legion, Inglewood

Antojitos Martin

Children of Promise Schools

Corporate Coach Charter & Tours

Drobe Stogies

FASTSIGNS, Inglewood/LAX

Fiesta Martin Bar and Grill

Fiesta Martin Mexican Grill

Fiesta Martin Tacos

Homelight Family Living Program

Inglewood Rotary

JAMZ Creamery

Judy's Income Tax

Keller Williams Realty, Inglewood

La Sinaloense Bakery

LAX Tacos

MiddleBar

Miracle Theater

NAACP, Inglewood-South Bay

One for All

Three Weavers Brewery

Wise Tire & Brake Co, Inc.

WLM Financial

Community Members

Willie E. Agee

Willie Asberry

Sharon Asberry

Larry Avery

Kountry Black

Maria Bracho

Tikua Carter

Fred Carter

Kenya Carter

Daniel Coles

Laurie Collins

Amon-Ra Cunningham

Terri Cunningham

Tia Delaney

Ed Edwards

Dwight Evans

Jim Ford

Luis Gaytan

Jamar Graham

Tiffany Green

Neysa Guerrero

Michelle Hicks

Erick Holly

Teo Hunter

Richard Hurton

Dennis Jackson

Melissa James

Ariana Kirk

Foster Marcelin

Laurish McCullough

Jaroy McCullough

Raneisha Meadors

Jena Mills

Sylvester Mitchell

Althea Moses

Rosalind Norwood

Pat Patrick

Samuel Pena

Catherine Polk

Reina Rembrook

Natalie Reynoso

Odest Riley

Brett Roberts

Brenda Rodriguez

Judy Ross

David Salcedo

Michelle Sanders

Anika Simpson

Jason Sloan

Daria Stakely

Kelly Stewart

Terri Sumter

Francis Taylor

Nehi Thompson

Ismael Waites

Rashaan J. Washington

Taisha Weatherspoon

John White

Renee White

Bruce Young

About AB 987:

AB 987 seeks to provide the new LA Clippers arena project with streamlining relief similar to what was permitted for the Sacramento Kings arena and the Golden State Warriors arena in San Francisco.  AB 987 still requires a full and comprehensive Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the new Inglewood arena project and requires the new facility to be LEED Gold Certified. The legislation passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, Senate Judiciary Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee, and now heads to the full Senate for a floor vote.

LA Clippers Arena Background:

In 2017, the City of Inglewood and the LA Clippers NBA basketball team entered into a three-year Exclusive Negotiating Agreement to build a new, state-of-the-art sports arena, creating more than 10,000 jobs and generating millions of dollars in new tax revenues to help improve Inglewood city services and community programs. The proposed site is located on the southeast corner of Century Boulevard and Prairie Avenue, about three miles east of LAX.

The LA Clippers arena project, which will be built entirely with private funds, seeks to convert mostly vacant, city-owned land under the flight path of LAX aircraft and turn it into thriving, productive community uses for the residents of Inglewood and surrounding cities.

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Assemblywoman Kamlager-Dove proudly represents California’s 54th Assembly District which consists of Baldwin Hills, Cheviot Hills, the Crenshaw district, Culver City, Holmby Hills, Ladera, Mar Vista, Pals, Rancho Park and parts of South Los Angeles.  

Website of Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager-Dove: https://a54.asmdc.org/