Word on the Streets: Compton
There’s a new Sheriff in town. Former sheriff’s deputy Cecil Rhambo was selected as the latest city manager and has already got to work. Allegedly to the displeasure of the mayor and city council.
City Clerk Alita Godwin confirmed to 2 Urban Girls that Rhambo was questioning where the proceeds and records are from the city apparel her office sells. Telling Rhambo they have been selling since the days of Eric Perrodin’s administration, there are nearly ten years of missing receipts.
Rhambo also paid the Finance department a visit. Employees shared the mayor and council have passed erroneous budgets for years.
The last stop was a discussion with Mayor Aja Brown concerning the marijuana ordinance. This discussion has led to rumors that Rhambo could be removed as city manager. If so, the city would be on the hook for nearly $200k.
Last week, while on the Metrolink, this author chatted with deputies performing fare checks and asked their thoughts on the former Captain.
“We hear he goes strictly by the book.” That was confirmed during the investigation and convictions of multiple deputies, including his friend Paul Tanaka, where Rhambo’s name was neither mentioned nor uttered as an accomplice.
Isn’t this what Compton needs in a city manager?