The Compton Charter Committee was established to update the city’s charter. The document details the last approved amendments occurred in April 19, 1983.
2UrbanGirls attended last week’s meeting and found it peculiar that the majority of the committee members had no input on the changes. One of the members hasn’t attended in weeks.
The committee chair is former Compton City Attorney Legrand Clegg, who single handedly assisted with the city’s mess by removing the requirement that potential candidates must live in the city for a minimum of one year. Clegg reduced that to thirty days.
During last week’s session, the initial discussion was removing public comments from the meeting for the sake of “saving time”. Last week’s meeting started thirty minutes late with no regard to our time.
The committee is preparing to make dozens of minor changes to the charters text, with the primary objective being to increase their salaries. What’s missing?
Last week’s meeting had less than a dozen people participate. The next meeting is scheduled for tomorrow at 6pm (hopefully Clegg can be on time).
To participate in the Teleconference click this link and use Meeting ID: 861 820 838 Password: 8hFv8l to gain access.
Contact City Attorney Damon Brown to inquire why the committee isn’t following the Brown Act by making public comments available to the public.
Click here for the City Charter.
Click here for the meeting agenda.