COMPTON – Compton firefighters continue to take their issues with the city council to the public as it relates to ongoing issues that affect the safety of the city’s nearly 100,000 residents.
There have been persistent issues with fire hydrants being dry when calls for service are made, failure to properly eradicate trash problems in alleyways that resulted in a massive fire at a local business, and the city’s continued refusal to release documents related to the annual inspections of the hydrants.
The City wasted $4,000 on some dots to stop street takeovers that weren’t worth the money spent.
One of the councilmembers is on social media engaged in foolishness with some wrestlers instead of wrestling with the City’s real issues.
Mayor Emma Sharif is one of the longest serving elected officials on the city council, however, her leadership style is being called into question as it appears she has to rely on outside consultants to advise her on what to do.
The fire department is urging the public to contact their council representatives and bring these issues to their attention. They are also holding a rally Sept. 6 which coincides with first council meeting the city will hold since going dark for the month of August.
It’s a bad day in Compton when you’re city is crumbling while the council attends a conference in the desert.
Residents deserve better.