There appears to be no love lost between the Compton councilwoman for the third district, Yvonne Arceneaux and an outspoken community member. The disrespect displayed during the councilwoman’s last public meeting was quite distasteful.
Joyce Kelly is a long time resident of Compton and a regular fixture at city council meetings. As she stepped to the mic and began to speak, a back and forth ensued between her and Ms. Arceneaux. You can hear other council members chiming in and laughing at the exchange. The heckling on the dais continued as the next resident came up to speak during public comment.
It’s really disheartening to watch the council disrespect the people they serve. The community wonders why would Ms. Arceneaux run for re-election, just to retire two years later? The community wonders if she was forced to resign?
Ms. Arceneaux stated, “…i didn’t expect this to be my last meeting but it is…”
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This is the same council woman who (allegedly) verbally attacked another long time community member, Lynne Boone, in the council chambers vestibule, alongside her husband.
You can watch this shameful exchange by clicking here and start at the 8:06 mark.
On a side note, all of Ms. Arceneaux’s colleagues congratulated her and the city treasurer remarked he too has served alongside her since 1993. Has he finished his accounting degree yet?