We've Come A Long Way

Let’s never forget where we’ve been.

We've Come A Long Way

Let’s never forget where we’ve been.

We've Come A Long Way

Let’s never forget where we’ve been.

The timeline tells the tale.

1999

The LA Lakers and Kings Leave Inglewood

The Lakers and Kings vacate the Forum and relocate to the Staples Center in Downtown LA.

2011

City Is Overspending

The city is spending $50,000 more per day than it is earning. With only $11 million in reserves, it is on a path to bankruptcy. 

2011

HUD Demands Its Money Back

Due to fiscal mismanagement by prior city councils, the city is forced to repay the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development $3 million in funds it had given to Inglewood for a new senior center. The center was left unfunded.

2012

The State Takes Over IUSD

Prior to the state taking control of the Inglewood Unified School District in 2012, the district was losing about 500 students annually and facing bankruptcy.

2013

Padilla and Dotson Are Elected to City Council

Voters choose to replace two incumbents with George Dotson and Alex Padilla, ushering out an old era and bringing in a new one.

2014

Neighborhood Of The Year

Inglewood is named ‘Neighborhood of the Year’ by Curbed LA, beating out Bunker Hill, Arts District, Los Feliz, and South Park.

2015

Street Sweeping Contract Saves Over $500k per Year

A new street sweeping contract more than quintuples the number of working machines, reduces contamination, and saves the City $500,000 per year.

2015

St. Louis Rams Announce Relocation

After leaving the region in 1995, the Rams, under the leadership of Stan Kroenke, announce plans to move to Inglewood. 

2016

Crime Reaches a 35-Year Low

After peaking in 1981, crime drops by nearly 70%.  Homicides drop by 82% from their peak in 1990.

2016

Financial Reserves Reach $38 Million

From a low of $11 million in 2011, Inglewood generated a 240% increase in its financial reserves.

2017

San Diego Chargers Announce Relocation

San Diego Chargers become the Los Angeles Chargers, playing in Carson’s StubHub Center until Inglewood’s new stadium is complete.

2017

Clippers Announce Major Plans

The LA Clippers, led by owner Steve Ballmer, announce plans to build a privately-funded basketball arena, practice facility, and team offices in Inglewood.

2018

Resources for Seniors Open

A decades-long promised $27 million Senior Center opens mid-January.  PATH Villas Eucalyptus is scheduled to open in September, providing 40 affordable units to seniors.

2022

Super Bowl LVI Will Be Played in Inglewood

The NFL will bring Super Bowl LVI to Inglewood’s new football stadium. It will be the first time in almost 30 years that a Super Bowl has been hosted in the Los Angeles area.

2028

The City Hosts the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics

The 2028 Olympic Games are coming to Greater Los Angeles and the new LA Stadium is slated to host the Opening Ceremonies. 

2010

Unemployment Skyrockets

Nearly a fifth of Inglewood residents are out of a job, with the city’s unemployment rate hitting 17.5%. This is one of the worst employment rates in the state, five points higher than Los Angeles County’s annual unemployment rate for 2010.

2011

LAWA Defunds Program

Following fiscal mismanagement by prior city councils, the Residential Sound Insulation Program is defunded by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). The City loses $37 million over four years.

2011

James T. Butts Elected Mayor

James T. Butts defeats incumbent Danny Tabor, promising to reduce crime and overhaul the city’s finances. Inglewood’s turning point begins.

2013

200+ Affordable Housing Units Open

More than 200 affordable housing units become available throughout Inglewood.  By 2017, more than 12% of Inglewood’s rental properties are affordable units. 

2014

120 Small Businesses Open

More than 120 small businesses open in Inglewood in 2014,  employing hundreds of residents — some for the first time in years.

2014

The Newly Renovated Forum Opens

A $100 million renovation is completed. It is touted as the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment.

2015

130 Small Businesses Open

With 130 businesses opening in 2015, Inglewood hits an all-time yearly record. 

2016

LA Stadium and Entertainment Complex Breaks Ground

With a capacity of 100,000 spectators set on nearly 300 acres, Inglewood’s new stadium will be one of the largest and most advanced in the world.

2016

City Bond Rating Is Upgraded

Moody’s upgrades Inglewood’s bond rating, a measure of credit worthiness, to medium-high grade, citing “the city’s ongoing steps toward fiscal balance.”

2017

Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.4%

Inglewood’s unemployment rate drops to 5.4% in May 2017, down from its peak of 17.5% in 2010.

2017

Girl Scouts Relocate to Inglewood

The Girls Scouts of America purchase a building on north La Brea in order to relocate from Marina Del Rey to Inglewood.

2017

City Bond Rating Is Upgraded Again

The City benefits from its fourth bond rating upgrade in three years.  In the latest upgrade, Moody’s cites, “the city’s solid current fiscal position with healthy reserves.”

2017

Finalist for 'Most Business Friendly City'

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) announces Inglewood as a finalist for the Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County.

2020

The LA Stadium in Inglewood Will Open

The $2.6 billion privately-funded home of the Rams and Chargers will open.  Take a virtual tour

2023

The City Will Host the NCAA Bowl Championship

The new football stadium will host the NCAA College Football Playoff. 

1999

The LA Lakers and Kings Leave Inglewood

The Lakers and Kings vacate the Forum and relocate to the Staples Center in Downtown LA.

2010

Unemployment Skyrockets

Nearly a fifth of Inglewood residents are out of a job, with the city’s unemployment rate hitting 17.5%. This is one of the worst employment rates in the state, five points higher than Los Angeles County’s annual unemployment rate for 2010.

2011

City Is Overspending

The city is spending $50,000 more per day than it is earning. With only $11 million in reserves, it is on a path to bankruptcy.

2011

LAWA Defunds Program

Following fiscal mismanagement by prior city councils, the Residential Sound Insulation Program is defunded by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). The City loses $37 million over four years.

2011

HUD Demands Its Money Back

Due to fiscal mismanagement by prior city councils, the city is forced to repay the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development $3 million in funds it had given to Inglewood for a new senior center. The center was left unfunded.

2011

James T. Butts Elected Mayor

James T. Butts defeats incumbent Danny Tabor, promising to reduce crime and overhaul the city’s finances. Inglewood’s turning point begins.

2012

The State Takes Over IUSD

Prior to the state taking control of the Inglewood Unified School District in 2012, the district was losing about 500 students annually and facing bankruptcy.

2013

200+ Affordable Housing Units Open

More than 200 affordable housing units become available throughout Inglewood.  By 2017, more than 12% of Inglewood’s rental properties are affordable units. 

2013

Padilla and Dotson Are Elected to City Council

Voters choose to replace two incumbents with George Dotson and Alex Padilla, ushering out an old era and bringing in a new one.

2014

120 Small Businesses Open

More than 120 small businesses open in Inglewood in 2014,  employing hundreds of residents — some for the first time in years.

2014

Neighborhood Of The Year

Inglewood is named ‘Neighborhood of the Year’ by Curbed LA, beating out Bunker Hill, Arts District, Los Feliz, and South Park.

2014

The Newly Renovated Forum Opens

A $100 million renovation is completed, touted as the largest indoor performance venue in the country designed with a focus on music and entertainment.

2015

Street Sweeping Contract Saves Over $500k per Year

A new street sweeping contract more than quintuples the number of working machines, reduces contamination, and saves the City $500,000 per year.

2015

130 Small Businesses Open

With 130 businesses opening in 2015, Inglewood hits an all-time yearly record.

2015

St. Louis Rams Announce Relocation

After leaving the region in 1995, the Rams, under the leadership of Stan Kroenke, announce plans to move to Inglewood. 

2016

LA Stadium and Entertainment Complex Breaks Ground

With a capacity of 100,000 spectators set on nearly 300 acres, Inglewood’s new stadium will be one of the largest and most advanced in the world.

2016

Crime Reaches a 35-Year Low

After peaking in 1981, crime drops by nearly 70%.  Homicides drop by 82% from their peak in 1990.

2016

City Bond Rating Is Upgraded

Moody’s upgrades Inglewood’s bond rating, a measure of credit worthiness, to medium-high grade, citing “the city’s ongoing steps toward fiscal balance.”

2016

Financial Reserves Reach $38 Million

From a low of $11 million in 2011, Inglewood generates a 240% increase in its financial reserves.

2017

Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.4%

Inglewood’s unemployment rate drops to 5.4% in May 2017, down from its peak of 17.5% in 2010.

2017

San Diego Chargers Announce Relocation

San Diego Chargers become the Los Angeles Chargers, playing in Carson’s StubHub Center until Inglewood’s new stadium is complete.

2017

City Bond Rating Is Upgraded Again

The City benefits from its fourth bond rating upgrade in three years.  In the latest upgrade, Moody’s cites, “the city’s solid current fiscal position with healthy reserves.”

2017

Girl Scouts Relocate to Inglewood

The Girls Scouts of America purchase a building on north La Brea in order to relocate from Marina Del Rey to Inglewood.

2017

Clippers Announce Major Plans

The LA Clippers, led by owner Steve Ballmer, announce plans to build a privately-funded basketball arena, practice facility, and team offices in Inglewood.

2017

Finalist for 'Most Business Friendly City'

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) announces Inglewood as a finalist for the Most Business-Friendly City in Los Angeles County.

2018

Resources for Seniors Open​

A decades-long promised $27 million Senior Center opens mid-January.  PATH Villas Eucalyptus is scheduled to open in September, providing 40 affordable units to seniors.

2020

The LA Stadium in Inglewood Will Open

The $2.6 billion privately-funded home of the Rams and Chargers will open.  Take a virtual tour.

2022

Super Bowl LVI Will Be Played in Inglewood

The NFL will bring Super Bowl LVI to Inglewood’s new football stadium. It will be the first time in almost 30 years that a Super Bowl has been hosted in the Los Angeles area.

2023

The City Will Host the NCAA Bowl Championship

The new football stadium will host the NCAA College Football Playoff. 

2028

The City Hosts the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics

The 2028 Olympic Games are coming to Greater Los Angeles and the new LA Stadium is slated to host the Opening Ceremonies. 

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