Newly elected Compton District 1 Councilwoman Michelle Chambers benefited from strong community support, including this blog, to defeat incumbent Janna Zurita in this years election. Many of her supporters have been compensated beyond payment from her campaign committee.
The most vocal of her supporters was Andre Spicer, owner of Hub Radio. He and his team provided social media, ground support and interviews on his popular media platforms.
Spicer was hired as Chamber’s council liaison in July and it unclear if they considered the “optics” of his submission due to possible community backlash.
According to this week’s regular city council agenda, in August of this year, City Manager Craig Cornwell put out an RFP related to public relations services, to which Hub Radio submitted a proposal. It is unclear why it wasn’t outright rejected, due to possible conflict of interest, but Hub Radio and Compton based City Pride Magazine were bypassed in favor of Elevate Public Affairs.
Elevate Public Affairs, is an all white, female firm, based in the city of Santa Monica. It is unclear how they will convey messaging to the city’s nearly 90% minority community. Their contract has a potential overall value of $105,000.
City Attorney Damon Brown will provide an oral report regarding the city’s cemeteries.
Finally, several nonprofits will have their leases extended for the use of offices located at 600 & 920 North Alameda Street and 200 North Long Beach Blvd.ELEVATE-PUBLIC-AFFAIRS.PIO-PR-Services.Staff-Report.2019.docx