Members of the Compton City Council and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) will meet in closed session this week to assess potential danger to city owned facilities and/or public services.
This closed session item follows the communities outrage at an LASD patrol car being stationed outside the mayors house, at taxpayers expense, over a month ago.
Items on the regular council agenda include nearly $2.75 million being awarded to All American Asphalt Corp for street repairs.
Strangely, Blue Diamond Materials (BDM), and NOT All American Asphalt Corp, will be awarded $45,000 to purchase the asphalt. According to the staff report BDM’s bid amount was the lowest. BDM bid $88.50 per ton while All American Asphalt bid $86.00. Does City Manager Craig Cornwell not see the discrepancy in what he has signed off on?
Cornwell is once again showing the ineptness of the various departments by once again requesting budget amendments to the city’s FY 2019-2020 budget. Cornwell is seeking to shuffle positions between the City Manager’s office and the Fire Department.
Compton’s Community Development department has designated Cornwell to submit an application for the SB 2 Planning Grant for $310,000.
The Communities Pulling it Together (CPT) Foundation to perform graffiti removal services for 31 months, with renewal options. Cornwell admits CPT wasn’t the lowest bid, but determined they are most responsive to the city’s needs. They will receive $105,000 for seven months, then annual amounts of $180,000.
Finally, the city will establish a youth training program that will hire one youth per city department.