Building the Future
In less than a decade, Inglewood has been transformed. Together, let’s make sure Inglewood’s progress continues.
Inglewood Forward is a coalition of residents, leaders, business owners, faith-based organizations, activists, strategists and developers who are dedicated to building a bright future for Inglewood, the City of Champions.
While our city has made considerable progress in the last 10 years, there is still more work to be done. Inglewood Forward seeks to further enrich the lives of all Inglewood residents by ensuring the city continues to move in the right direction.
A City of Champions
In 2014, the newly renovated Forum reopened after undergoing an $100 million facelift and within a year became the number one concert venue in the Los Angeles area. In January 2016, St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke announced that the NFL would return to the Los Angeles area with a brand new $2.6 billion stadium in Inglewood. The San Diego Chargers quickly followed, announcing their relocation to Inglewood. These new projects have created job opportunities for residents, generated revenue for the city, and boosted economic growth.
City leaders capitalized on this growth and delivered quality of life improvements for all residents.
Inglewood is safer than ever before. Crime has declined 70% from its height in 1981, and the last five consecutive years have had the lowest crime rates in the recorded history of the city.
Fiscal responsibility is the new motto for the city. The City Council cut unfunded liabilities in half, tripled Inglewood’s financial reserves, and steadily increased the city’s sales tax revenue.
Access to high-quality, affordable housing is a serious issue across greater Los Angeles. Inglewood is a leader in this area. More than 600 units of affordable housing are projected to be built from 2011 – 2018, accounting for 12.4% of all rentals in the city.
Improving Inglewood’s infrastructure is a top priority. Metro is moving forward on the Crenshaw Line extension, the city is trimming 6,000 trees yearly, more streets have been paved in the last two years than in the last 15 combined, and the city’s Residential Sound Insulation Program is the number one project of its kind nationally.
Employment in Inglewood is at an all-time high. More than $166 million in sub-contractor work has been awarded to minority and women-owned businesses, development contracts call for 35% local hire, and in 2017 unemployment reached a 30 year low.
Inglewood Is Still Transforming
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s YOLA Youth Education project and the Los Angeles Clippers both recently announced that they plan to move to the City of Champions.
Two NFL teams will kick off their seasons in Inglewood. The city will host Super Bowl LVI in 2022 and an NCAA Bowl Game in 2023.
The Clippers plan to play their first game in their new Inglewood home, and in 2028 Inglewood will host the opening ceremonies for the Summer Olympics.
The last decade has seen amazing progress and Inglewood Forward is committed to making sure our city continues to grow and thrive.