When I ran for Mayor, I made a commitment to establish six advisory committees to advise the Mayor on issues and concerns of residents and businesses. Since taking office, I have seen the need to create three additional committees. I meet with each committee monthly to be advised on issues the Mayor's office should address throughout the City and to provide updates on projects and activities in the City.
Because of the contributions of these committees, a number of significant accomplishments have been achieved. I want to extend my sincere gratitude to each committee for their involvement in the projects.
Business Advisory Committee:
This committee has been instrumental in helping me to better understand the needs of the business community. Individual members of the committee brought to my attention concerns about businesses leaving the City. I met with those business owners and worked with them to ensure that they remain in Inglewood.
Also, this committee emphasized the importance of reaching new businesses. Their input resulted in the Mayor's office sending a "Welcome to Inglewood" certificate to new businesses registered with the Inglewood/Airport Area Chamber of Commerce. I want Inglewood to become a business friendly City and to do that, we must continue to lay out the red carpet.
Most of my committees meet at night after a full day of work. I salute and applaud all members of each committee. Their commitment to the well being of Inglewood is highly noteworthy. As we continue to work together, I am convinced that Inglewood will become a model City for the entire nation.