Compton councilman Isaac Galvan has spoken to 2UrbanGirls about issues pertaining to an email making its rounds about issues related to an alleged personal matters and “theft” of his transportation allowance.
The email from an anonymous gmail account is circulating around social media alleging Galvan was arrested in the city of Pasadena for driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license.
2UrbanGirls reached out to Galvan who agreed to speak with us on two conditions: the first part of the conversation was “off the record” and then we would go on the record to disseminate information to the public.
We asked if he was ever arrested for drunk driving.
“I was never arrested for driving under the influence,” said Galvan. ” I was pulled outside of a restaurant for allegedly driving under the influence.”
We then asked about the status of his drivers license.
“My license was suspended in January of this year because they delayed the case,” explained Galvan. “I was looking forward to my day in court in March but due to the coronavirus my court date was postponed.”
When asked if he is still receiving his transportation allowance, he had this to say.
“Yes I have because I was wrongfully arrested and use the allowance to take Lyft or Uber,” said Galvan.
There is currently no provision in the city charter mandating the council members have a valid driver’s license, nor was the councilman engaged in official duties when this alleged incident took place.
The city gives council members the option to either drive a city car, which would require a valid driver’s license, or they can opt to take the transportation allowance, which does not.
Galvan says he currently receives approximately $1,300 per month, as a member of the city council, which covers his monthly salary, technology and transportation expenses.
Calls to Galvan’s attorney Anthony Willoughby went unanswered.