The Compton City Council election for District 1 has heated up. Ironically, the focus has shifted from stabilizing the city’s finances and infrastructure to Councilwoman Janna Zurita being publicly caught in a lie and bashing the city’s mayor.
The District 1 race has become a “shit show”. A local news channel descended upon the district and had a chance encounter with District 1 Councilwoman Janna Zurita. She lied on camera, to the live viewing audience, about her giving the finger to a now deceased resident Lorraine Cervantes. A very vocal critic of the former and current council.
Zurita blatantly lied about her actions then deflected to blame Cervantes.
Another video circulated of a candid conversation she had with a community member in council chambers. She finally said, what residents already knew. She intentionally doesn’t support projects attached to Mayor Aja Brown.
Instead of directly addressing the residents, she has those in her inner circle creating videos, on her behalf, attacking her challenger Michelle Chambers.
Jasper Jackson, who has run for multiple seats on the city council, has lost every election and has now filed a lawsuit alleging Chambers doesn’t live in the district. They are due back in court later this month.
Jackson and his supporters spent an inordinate amount of time following Chambers and not focusing on his campaign.
Now that he has lost, he has decided to endorse Zurita for re-election. The community realizes that Zurita has once again made some sort of deal with Jackson as he has been a vocal critic of the condition of the district but clearly is seeking something she is offering.
The last election he was offered a seat on the Block Club Commission but that didn’t pan out.
Zurita has also been busy endorsing a candidate for District 4 who has extensive ties to the marijuana industry. An industry she has publicly not supported.
Why the change of heart Councilwoman?