A trusted Compton resident has directed this author to the Compton City Clerk’s website. Mayor Aja Brown has increased efforts to bring transparency to residents by directing City Clerk Alita Godwin, to list all outstanding debts her office has for election related activities. 2 Urban Girls were shocked to see the list of names, going back to 2013, that still owe fees for candidate statements. The clerk’s office also owes their consultant, Martin & Chapman. Many want LA County to run their elections but one could assume county taxpayers don’t want to subsidize candidates fees. How will the city of Compton recoup these costs?
**this article has been updated to reflect fees are for candidate statements, not filing fees**