Is it a great day in Compton? In 2013, the city of Compton held municipal elections for mayor and a couple of council seats. A seething SoCal Connected news piece shed light on the extraordinary salaries the five member body made for opening and closing meetings, that at times lasted no more than a few minutes. As recently as a couple of weeks ago, current Mayor Aja Brown brought forth measures for her and her colleagues to vote on. One dealt directly with their salaries. With the failure of a key measure, to hold an election this November, it appears the mayor may not have the support of her colleagues but does have the support of the LA County District Attorney’s office.
District Attorney spokesperson, Jane Robison, confirmed DA Jackie Lacey’s office has sent a cease and desist letter to the Compton city council members regarding their salaries. Their office could not confirm that their salary would be rolled back to the state rate effective September 1, 2015.
Story still developing. Stay tuned.
The District Attorney’s office supplied 2UrbanGirls with a copy of the letter sent to the elected officials in the city of Compton. It’s a good read.Letter-to-Compton-City-Council-City-Attorney-1