Last week the Compton City Council was unable to amend the 1st quarter budget for FY 2019-2020. In order to amend the budget, four votes are needed. With Councilwoman Tana McCoy absent, the vote failed 3-1. Councilman Isaac Galvan was the lone dissenting vote.
City Attorney Damon Brown is expected to give an oral presentation on e-cigarettes, along with City Manager Craig Cornwell giving an update on elections. It is unclear why City Clerk Alita Godwin isn’t providing that update.
City Manager Craig Cornwell will also make a 2nd attempt to amend the FY 2019-2020 budget to perform “cost neutral” transfers. The transfers are designed to add new positions to address levels of service, while removing other positions.
It’s a setup for the Deputy HR Director. Everyone at City Hall knows that the position will most likely be for Jesenia S. From payroll supervisor to HR analyst to deputy HR director next.Anonymous Compton citizen
Cornwell wishes to add positions to his office, Building & Safety, Public Works, Human Resources, City Attorney’s office, and the Compton Housing Authority.
Cornwell is seeking to remove HR Analyst and the Program and Compliance Manager in Public Works.
The staff report details that some accounts don’t have sufficient money to perform the transfers totaling approx. $200,000. The staff report goes further to list a laundry lists of errors in account codes being listed in the budget incorrectly and the need for journal entries to remedy the problems.
It is unfortunate that the city’s of Compton and Inglewood have inept budget staff on the payroll who continue to report the same issues with their FY 2019-2020 budgets.Staff-Report-1st-Quarter-Budget-Amendment-Rescind-25155.docx