Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

4 thoughts on “Compton Candidates Forum Part 2: Water Bills & Council Stipends

  1. Council members do get paid for meetings if they show or not. In April the entire council was in violation of the Charter because they did not conduct the four mandatory meetings required. As for trash, because I live in a ‘master metered’ mobile home park, I get billed separately for everything including trash which is outrageous. As for the reason for the high water bills, the city keeps adding charges for ‘infrastructure’ needs. (Replacing water pipes, etc.) I am surprised that no one complained about property taxes. Because of Prop. 13, property taxes are the same rate for every property in the State. But, the reason your property tax bill is so high in Compton is because of all of the propositions that voters voted ‘yes’ on when they voted. These propositions are always added to your property tax bill. I do own my mobile home, but thank God I do not own property in Compton. I also think the residents of Compton need to start demanding rent control. Without rent control, property owners can raise rent as much and as often as they want. My ‘space’ rent has more than doubled since 2000 when I moved here.

    1. They should receive an auto allowance to attend meetings and perhaps reduce their stipend to match what City of Gardena council receives. $1000 for the mayor and $800 per council member.

      1. I totally agree. Especially when our (Compton) council members don’t even know what’s going on in their own city. I’m still waiting for an explanation as to how the city lost ownership of 700 N. Alameda. That property is worth millions and the city just gave it away. It is in the 2nd. district and Galvan didn’t even know what happened. “They” are supposed to be in charge, but “they” don’t even have a clue as to what the city manager and controller are doing. And for this they get paid?

  2. Simply because there are no meetings in August DOES NOT mean the councilperson “Takes the month off”… That my councilwoman makes it known she’s “Deep in the heart of Texas” is offensive to me. FFS, just “Pretend” you are doing something, don’t rub it in our faces..

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