Compton will celebrate Cinco de Mayo over a three-day weekend
Work It Productions and Tele Digital Media are jointly requesting an inkind donation, from the city of Compton, to host the 1st Annual 2016 Cinco de Mayo Family Festival, at the Compton Par 3 Golf Course May 6 – 8, 2016. The organizers are requesting the city waive fees to use the Golf Course. You may recall the course used to be home to the annual gospel concerts, that mysteriously ceased. Compton council will vote Tuesday, April 19th and it isn’t clear whether either organization are nonprofits in good standing.
The organizers have pledged to cover 100% of the costs associated with the event, including the use of city staff and sheriff personnel AND give a portion of the proceeds to youth activities.
They approached the city, April 1st, and it appears to be a done deal.
Council will setup a special account to receive proceeds from the event, which based on the organizations estimates, should yield the city approx. $25k.
Rumors are swirling through the city that many individuals, up for election will be attendance. Names floating around are, Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Sen. Isadore Hall and presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton, who counts Compton Mayor Aja Brown as a supporter.
Last March, Mrs. Clinton hinted at a job opportunity for Mayor Brown, if she wins the White House.
“Don’t be surprised if you get a call,” Mrs. Clinton said after praising the Democratic mayor’s anti-gang programs.
The law enforcement staffing seems to indicate Mrs. Clinton will be visitng the Hub City, with nearly $100k being spent to have more than three dozen Compton sheriff deputies present, each day of the festival. How many deputies will be left to cover the rest of the city?