The potholes are increasing throughout the city of Compton. Mayor Aja Brown proposed a sales tax increase to bring in more funds to assist with the repairs and a resident promptly filed a lawsuit in an attempt to keep the money from being spent. Despite the weekly pleas from the community to fix the streets, knowing there is money available, residents need to ask themselves why is the work not getting done. 2UrbanGirls has received a copy of another audit draft produced by State Controller Betty Yee and dated March 9, 2018, which covers the multiple revenue streams designated for street repairs.
Residents continue to share with 2UrbanGirls that the potholes are getting worse. This author was recently in Compton and drove down Wilmington Ave. and can corroborate their story. Despite funding being available, from various tax funds, Prop 1B and Measure P, how is it possible the streets remain in the same condition?
Councilwomen Tana McCoy, Emma Sharif and Janna Zurita are the voting block that has control of the council and have more of an opportunity to shape city business decisions as opposed to the other two members on the dais.
The audit covers the period of June 1, 2007 through June 30, 2016.