The City of Compton will hold elections next Tuesday, April 21st and a familiar name is back on the ballot. Former District 1 councilwoman, Barbara Calhoun, is running against incumbent Janna Zurita, Kevin Monk and Mae Thomas. Mr. Monk’s recent mailer addressing potholes, appears to help Ms. Calhoun and hurt the incumbent. [adsenseyu2]
The mailer depicts side by side photos of a pothole. It also has dates that are supposed to be four years apart. Many of the newly elected officials campaigned on a promise to lower water bills and fix the streets. Neither of which has happened.
This author recently rode down Central Avenue, from Greenleaf Blvd. to Rosecrans and are sad to report the street is not striped and it was like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, trying to swerve to avoid the holes. Having received a copy of the City Manager’s Expenditure Report, for all purchases less than $25,000, 2 Urban Girls is still in the process of tallying how much was spent on street repairs.
In her own words, Barbara Calhoun discussed why she is running and why Compton residents should consider returning her to her seat.
2UG: You have been off the dais for nearly four years, what inspired you to run this time around?
2UG: Your opponents come from a Compton political dynasty and the other is a union executive. What sets you apart from them and why should residents in District 1 vote for you?