After the release of scathing audit on the city of Compton, it was revealed that one of the three functioning Chamber of Commerce’s received nearly $100k in questionable payments from the city. 2UrbanGirls has obtained an email from Dr. Lestean Johnson, to the mayor, city council and Chamber’s members, informing them of their obtaining legal services related to this matter. The contents of the email leads 2UrbanGirls, and recipients of the email to believe, that the Chamber has not received $50k the audit describes them receiving in FY 2015-16.
The Compton Herald started a series delving into the State’s unraveling of the city’s finances and reported:
For instance, the city paid the Compton Chamber of Commerce for Fiscal Years 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16 — $11,074, $25,000, and $50,000, respectively, for a total of $86,074. The payments increased three years straight under questionable circumstances since little is known about what the Chamber of Commerce does or how it benefits the city.
Good Afternoon Honorable City Officials,
Dr. Lestean M. Johnson