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City of Compton sued by Compton Unified

(photo: file footage)

(photo: file footage)

Compton Unified School District (CUSD) has sued the City of Compton in an attempt to force them to enforce the municipal code, that regulates businesses.  Particularly, marijuana dispensaries.  After sending notice to the city and with no apparent response, after giving them less than a week to respond, CUSD moved forward with litigation.

“The health, safety and welfare of Compton schoolchildren is critical to the mission of the Compton School District,” Micah Ali, Compton board president, said in a statement.

“We are working to get our students college- and career-ready and these dispensaries impede that progress.”

2 Urban Girls shares the frustration of Compton Unified officials, for whenever we send requests for information, to the city, we either get a response to “verify” our email or a reply of “it will take 6-8 weeks to respond”.  At least they don’t discriminate on who they respond to, in spite of now having a communications professional on staff.

For the full article read here on LATimes.com.

Update 4/19/2015

CUSD Board Trustee Micah Ali appeared on the Randy Economy Radio Show on 870 AM radio and shared the trustees voted unanimously to sue the district for failure to enforce the municipal code.  When Ali was asked by 2 Urban Girls about his endorsing one of the council members his district voted to sue, he had no comment.  He did reiterate he is running for re-election to the school board this Fall.


3 Responses so far.

  1. Robert Ray says:

    At a meeting of the Community Policing Task Force last Thursday we were told that several “pot shops” have been shut down, but for legal reasons, there are lengthy processes that have to be taken to shut down some others. To me this does not make sense. They do not have a business license so code enforcement should be able to order them to cease and desist immediately the sale of any pot.

  2. ComptonJay says:

    WOW should we applaud the ignorance of a school district suing the City it resides in about WEED? It would seem to me that we are watching tax funded litigation vs tax funded defense of litigation by two entities that are tax funded. Who is the loser ME the tax paying citizen. POLITICS as usual smdh. STOP wasting MY tax money with this bull$hit. The School District needs to GRADUATE more than 60% and the City needs to stop dragging its feet with these raggedy streets, FIX THEM. If I hear anymore stupid $hit like this I am going to see if we can’t have them all put on a 72 hour hold. Don’t waste MY tax money with this $hit.

    • Admin says:

      Many residents complain of the city’s failure to enforce the municipal code. There is also confusion as to who it to enforce: the Chief Building Inspector, Code Enforcement or the Sheriff. The city attorney is just as clueless in this article http://abc7.com/621137/

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