Tue. Apr 20th, 2021

15 thoughts on “Compton mayor appoints husband to Emergency Standby Council

  1. People of Compton,

    According to the .CA League of Cities guide to explain in plain English the difference between CHARTER cities and general law cities. Compton is a Charter City:

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.cacities.org/Resources-Documents/Resources-Section/Charter-Cities/Charter-Cities-A-Quick-Summary-for-the-Press-and-R&ved=2ahUKEwjPzNeU5NrpAhVZbs0KHY-VBYoQFjABegQICxAG&usg=AOvVaw38PffeOjklefGJG9kxQWYR

  2. People of Compton,

    Make no mistake, Aja and Michelle are guilty of granting political favors as dutifully explained below in great details with examples. Here, Compton governing body, especially, Aja, Michelle and Emma have engaged into political favors, cronyism, kleptocracy Aja and crew, and to include but not limited to, nepotism & political corruption given their actions taken and decisions made prior to and after the election of June 2019. Here, I present the best evidence, the governing body acts and decisions made.

    Therefore, I will explain the political terminology:

    Cronyism

    Cronyism is the practice of partiality in awarding jobs and other advantages to friends or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between politicians and supportive organizations. For instance, this includes appointing “cronies” to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications.

    Cronyism exists when the appointer and the beneficiary such as an appointee are in social or business contact. Often, the appointer needs support in their own proposal, job or position of authority, and for this reason the appointer appoints individuals who will not try to weaken their proposals, vote against issues, or express views contrary to those of the appointer.

    Politically, “cronyism” is derogatorily used to imply buying and selling favors, such as: votes in legislative bodies, as doing favors to organizations, giving desirable ambassadorships to exotic places, etc. Whereas cronyism refers to partiality to a partner or friend, nepotism is the granting of favour to relatives.

    Kleptocracy

    Government with exploitative rulers who seek to extend their personal wealth and power

    Nepotism

    Favoritism granted to relatives

    Political corruption is the use of powers by government officials or their network contacts for illegitimate private gain.

    Forms of corruption vary, but include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, parochialism, patronage, influence peddling, graft, and embezzlement.

    Misuse of government power for other purposes, such as repression of political opponents and general police brutality, is also considered political corruption.

    Over time, corruption has been defined differently. For example, in a simple context, while performing work for a government or as a representative, it is unethical to accept a gift. Any free gift could be construed as a scheme to lure the recipient towards some biases. In most cases, the gift is seen as an intention to seek certain favors such as work promotion, tipping in order to win a contract, job or exemption from certain tasks in the case of junior worker handing in the gift to a senior employee who can be key in winning the favor.

    An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties, is done under color of law or involves trading in influence.

    A state of unrestrained political corruption is known as a kleptocracy, literally meaning “rule by thieves”.

    Corruption

    Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power

    Lastly, make no mistake, Van Brown, Dawn Franks, Nina Jo, Hub City Dre, Candace Leos, and others, to include but not limited to, Compton Frontline, Camp Compton, Compton Advocates, Compton Activists and etc are recipients of political favors, Cronyism and etc without a doubt.

  3. As long as Van Brown has the education and experience needed to serve on the Emergency Standby Council what’s the problem?

    White people, especially in the Jewish community, appoint or hire family members all the time.

    1. People of Compton,

      Bull S— Compton was doing poorly fiscally before this COVID-19. As a matter of fact, Compton is ranked the worst fiscally challenged city in California.

      I will forward you evidentiary proof. Oh and by the way, Damon has no credibility and every word come out of his mouth ? is suspect given he lied about the reason for credit cards and then turned around and outright lied about in March 2020 that the Charter Amendment Committee had only met three times before submitting the calendar that reflected that the illegal charter amendment committee met since December 2019.

      Damon is unethical a n d incompetent. A Bar complaint is in order.

      Secondly, Aja and crew, including Damon and Craig, get the H– out of here. Compton was fiscally challenged prior to COVID-19 and Aja granted multiple (at least several) $625, 000 contracts to multiple cronies part of the Aja connect. The crisis excaberated the problem but is not the leading cause of the layoffs.

      It is sheer mismanagement of public funds, misappropriation of public funds as documented by the State of California Controller Auditor Report findings, oh and unlimited number of pet projects . Miss me with trying to blame COVID-19, you female Trump. There is more to come
      https://ktla.com/news/local-news/compton-ranks-no-1-on-state-auditors-list-fiscally-challenged-cities/

      Here, is another example of Compton being thee worst City in California in terms of fiscal stability just four months before COVID-19 Hit. Do not blame the crisis on the pandemic but it is in fact, poor management of monies, misappropriation of public funds, reckless granting of unlimited contracts to Aja and crew Yes people and etc
      https://www.dailynews.com/2019/10/24/la-county-cities-struggling-the-most-in-the-california-state-auditors-ranking-reveals/

      Furthermore, not only is the City of Compton subject to layoff but the pensions are a problem as well. This is before we could spell COVID.

      Stop ✋trying to question the people of Compton level of intelligence. We are far from stupid and know exactly what you have been up too
      https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/california/story/2019-10-24/auditor-18-california-cities-are-fiscally-challenged

      Moreover, Look lookie, COMPTON ranked number one. Damon stop trying to contrast Santa Monica to COMPTON. Damon your sentiments are insulting. Try abiding by the prof rules of conduct given that you and Craig are held to a higher standard.

      I am so sick of how Aja and crew takes advantage of the people of Compton. City of Compton staff and employees y’all better stand up and ride or die for yours.
      https://www.auditor.ca.gov/bsa/cities_risk_index

      Additionally, look at what the California policy center says about Compton five months prior COVID,-19.

      Aja and crew are liars and DON’T blame the crisis solely. It is incompetent mgmt., misappropriation of public funds, 100+ pet projects, unlimited number of private contracts to Aja and crew Yes people and the list goes on and on
      https://californiapolicycenter.org/california-policy-center-study-ranks-states-most-financially-distressed-cities/

      Hence, today we have to work collectively. I mean our little taskforce group I composed of to acquire info and take action:

      Ms. Kelly, Cynthia, Satra, Mrs. Zurita, Lemekia, Rodney, the Bradley, William Kemp, Rafela King, Ms. Connie, and etc call the tip line of FBI, fill out online complaint about voting Van Brown emergency Mayor of Compton which is illegal becuz the existing charter does not specify about such position, the voters Must vote on charter changes which was never presented to the VOTERS.

      Most importantly, it is a blatant conflict of interest to have an elected officials to have her spouse serve on the governing body and etc. Not alone to vote on it.

      Where is the legal counsel interpretation of the law? Damon and Craig has committed malpractice.

      ACT NOW

      The resources are as follows:

      Submit a tip information
      https://www.fbi.gov/tips

      Here it talks about close relationship with elected officials benefiting like voting Van Brown as emergency Mayor.
      https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/sanjuan/news/press-releases/fbi-public-corruption-investigations

      Here is the public corruption in the FBI . Call the tip line immediately
      https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/public-corruption

      FBI public corruption hotline and tip number for LA, CA
      https://www.fbi.gov/investigate/public-corruption/regional-corruption-hotlines

      Example of public corruption
      https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/albuquerque/report-public-corruption

      FBI investigate local government
      https://www.fbi.gov/about/faqs/does-the-fbi-investigate-graft-and-corruption-in-local-government-and-in-state-and-local-police-departments

      Moreover, Aja and crew have lost their minds. Where is the legal gatekeepers of Compton? Damon and Craig are guilty of malpractice and any licensed attorney worth their salt knows the legal theory of conflict of interest and furthermore, the appearance of improprieties.

      Van Brown voted an emergency Mayor with Aja casting her VOTE, unheard of. How about the City of Compton Charter does not allow such a concept because the voters of Compton did not agree and or vote on such emergency Mayor.

      The Charter allows for a Mayor pro tem but not an emergency Mayor. By the way, the Mayor pro tem must be a part of the council that was voted in by the voters versus the corrupt inept Aja nominating her husband and voting him in who is just a Pasadena imposter pimping Compton brand for financial gain and self serving interest like illegal marijuana shops.

      My people of Compton, this is public corruption in its truest form. D— leadership is lacking and they make up S— everyday and the stupid A— governing body consigned without raising any concerns.

      EVERY BODY MUST GO!

      DAMON HABITUALLY FAILS TO REP HIS CLIENT, COMPTON ! Malpractice, MALPRACTICE
      https://2urbangirls.com/letter-to-the-editor-is-the-compton-mayor-fit-for-office/

      Hence, this guy, Craig is a joke at best and a licensed attorney who is held to a higher standard regarding his interaction with the public.

      City of Compton employees you guys need to rise up and join me and or the Original Concerned Citizens of Compton for assistance to save your job because COVID-19 did not cause you to lose your job given that five months prior Compton was blasted nation wide for being the worst fiscally challenged city in California. The pandemic excaberated the problem but not the leading cause.

      This fiscal problem was self made by Aja and crew habitual misappropriation of public funds, unlimited number of pet projects, granted several contracts to repair a park that looks like S— for two contracts for 500k; several contracts that Aja bragged about to locals cronies for $625k several times which amounts up to at least three millions dollars, transferring funds here and there from one account to another chronically, how about in October and November 2019 with a 695 page of warrants paid out in the amount of $12 million dollars when I ask for analyses by the Original Concerned Citizens of Compton for intervention.

      Question, eliminate FIRST, the liaisons AND the Chief of Staff before you touch a city employee position. As you know, the State of California Controller Auditor Report findings stated that the positions of Compton liaisons AND alleged Chief of Staff (haha) were not needed and required elimination given the size of the City.

      People of Compton, all the answers are found in the State of California Controller Auditor Report findings explicitly stated by Betty Yee. Ms. Yee begged the taxpayers of Compton to hold the governing body accountable.

      Aja and crew gone MAD ? ROGUE to the point of criminality with licensed attorney participating and complacent
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rzYrFv-dNBY&feature=share

      In conclusion, read the post in its entirety given the rogue conduct of Aja and crew, to include but not limited to, the inept and incompetent malpractice misconduct attorney Damon and Craig, Legrand too:

      https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2615311582026260&id=100006423306362

  4. I’m just posting this so nobody else has to go look it up, copy and paste it. § 2-4.11
    Continuity of Government in Event of Disaster.
    [Ord. #2219]
    For purposes of this section, the line of succession for the Mayor and City Council members who are unavailable during a duly declared local emergency or state of emergency, or during the existence of a state of war emergency shall be as follows:
    a.
    In the event that the Mayor is unavailable, the Mayor Pro-Tem shall serve as Mayor. If the Mayor Pro-Tem is unavailable, the remaining City Council members shall serve as Mayor in the order of their seniority, excluding standby successors.
    b.
    In the event that City Council members are unavailable, pursuant to Section 8638 of the Government Code, the City Council shall appoint standby successors for each member of the City Council.
    1.
    At the second Council meeting in January each year or as soon thereafter as may be practicable, the City Council shall select five Emergency Standby Council members. Emergency Standby Council members shall be selected from residents of the City and/or City employees who agree to serve in that capacity during the year and reside within the City of Compton during that year so long as they elect to participate as members of the Emergency Standby Council. City residents must reside within the Council District of the Council member for whom they will be appointed as Emergency Standby Council member. A member of the emergency standby council shall serve in that capacity from the date of appointment until appointment of another Emergency Standby Council the following year; unless and until the member notifies the City Clerk in writing that the member has elected to terminate participation in the Emergency Standby Council. Each Emergency Standby Council member shall take the oath of office required for the City Council prior to assuming the position of emergency standby Council member.
    2.
    Each standby Council members appointed by the City Council as described in paragraph 1 above, shall have the duty during the term of that member’s appointment to remain informed of the duties of City Council members and the business and affairs of the City of Compton to the extent necessary to enable participation as a member of the City Council upon appointment in the event of an emergency as provided hereafter, and must complete State mandated training in accordance with Section 8607 of the Government Code and Federally mandated training in accordance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5, as well as other essential training deemed necessary by the Emergency Management Coordinator.
    3.
    In the event of the declaration of a state of war emergency, a state of emergency, or a local emergency as those terms are designated in subsection 2-4.2, and less than a quorum of the City Council is available and a City Council meeting is urgently required, the members of the Emergency Standby Council shall be contacted for service. At that meeting, any City Council members who are unavailable for duty at the time of that meeting as defined by Section 8636 of the California Government Code, shall be replaced by a member of the Emergency Standby Council as necessary to reach five members. The order of selection of Emergency Standby Council members shall be determined by Council policy. The appointment of members of the Emergency Standby Council members to fill vacancies created by the unavailability of City Council members at any time during a state of emergency shall be performed by City Council, and additional emergency standby members shall be appointed during the state of emergency as required to maintain a total of five members of the City Council.
    4.
    Members of the emergency standby council who are appointed to serve as City Council members shall serve in that position until replaced by a member of the City Council who becomes no longer unavailable such that the addition of emergency standby council members is no longer necessary in order to constitute a quorum, until termination of the state of emergency, or until the election or appointment of a new regular City Council member as provided by law. Persons appointed as Emergency Standby Council members shall serve at the pleasure of the City Council and may be removed and replaced at any time with or without cause.

      1. Yes but this provision that was rolled out with others after the creation of homeland security was not intended to be used for nepotism. Moreover, while it is true that some white people are perceived to do this all the time. Let us not forget that this recently occurred with Donald Trump and Jered kushner with covid-19, and we see how that turned out. I wonder how people would feel if Trump decided to make his wife “emergency, just in case” President?

      2. City of Compton is a Charter City and state law and or gov code is inapplicable if the charter does not specify to an emergency Mayor. The Charter speaks to a Mayor pro tem.

        This is full of trickery and never existed in the history of Compton. It is illegal ? to appoint someone who is not apart of the governing body because the voters did not VOTE on such position.

        Such position exist in CHARTER cities because the voters voted on it to insert in the charter. Here, in Compton this did not occur. Look at the City of Santa Clara for clarification.

        Where is Compton legal counsel and one that is not conflicted?

        Compton is dead wrong and gone straight up rogue

        1. People of Compton,

          Make no mistake, Aja and Michelle are guilty of granting political favors as dutifully explained below in great details with examples. Here, Compton governing body, especially, Aja, Michelle and Emma have engaged into political favors, cronyism, kleptocracy Aja and crew, and to include but not limited to, nepotism & political corruption given their actions taken and decisions made prior to and after the election of June 2019. Here, I present the best evidence, the governing body acts and decisions made.

          Therefore, I will explain the political terminology:

          Cronyism

          Cronyism is the practice of partiality in awarding jobs and other advantages to friends or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between politicians and supportive organizations. For instance, this includes appointing “cronies” to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications.

          Cronyism exists when the appointer and the beneficiary such as an appointee are in social or business contact. Often, the appointer needs support in their own proposal, job or position of authority, and for this reason the appointer appoints individuals who will not try to weaken their proposals, vote against issues, or express views contrary to those of the appointer.

          Politically, “cronyism” is derogatorily used to imply buying and selling favors, such as: votes in legislative bodies, as doing favors to organizations, giving desirable ambassadorships to exotic places, etc. Whereas cronyism refers to partiality to a partner or friend, nepotism is the granting of favour to relatives.

          Kleptocracy

          Government with exploitative rulers who seek to extend their personal wealth and power

          Nepotism

          Favoritism granted to relatives

          Political corruption is the use of powers by government officials or their network contacts for illegitimate private gain.

          Forms of corruption vary, but include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, parochialism, patronage, influence peddling, graft, and embezzlement.

          Misuse of government power for other purposes, such as repression of political opponents and general police brutality, is also considered political corruption.

          Over time, corruption has been defined differently. For example, in a simple context, while performing work for a government or as a representative, it is unethical to accept a gift. Any free gift could be construed as a scheme to lure the recipient towards some biases. In most cases, the gift is seen as an intention to seek certain favors such as work promotion, tipping in order to win a contract, job or exemption from certain tasks in the case of junior worker handing in the gift to a senior employee who can be key in winning the favor.

          An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties, is done under color of law or involves trading in influence.

          A state of unrestrained political corruption is known as a kleptocracy, literally meaning “rule by thieves”.

          Corruption

          Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power

          Lastly, make no mistake, Van Brown, Dawn Franks, Nina Jo, Hub City Dre, Candace Leos, and others, to include but not limited to, Compton Frontline, Camp Compton, Compton Advocates, Compton Activists and etc are recipients of political favors, Cronyism and etc without a doubt.

    1. People of Compton,

      Make no mistake, Aja and Michelle are guilty of granting political favors as dutifully explained below in great details with examples. Here, Compton governing body, especially, Aja, Michelle and Emma have engaged into political favors, cronyism, kleptocracy Aja and crew, and to include but not limited to, nepotism & political corruption given their actions taken and decisions made prior to and after the election of June 2019. Here, I present the best evidence, the governing body acts and decisions made.

      Therefore, I will explain the political terminology:

      Cronyism

      Cronyism is the practice of partiality in awarding jobs and other advantages to friends or trusted colleagues, especially in politics and between politicians and supportive organizations. For instance, this includes appointing “cronies” to positions of authority, regardless of their qualifications.

      Cronyism exists when the appointer and the beneficiary such as an appointee are in social or business contact. Often, the appointer needs support in their own proposal, job or position of authority, and for this reason the appointer appoints individuals who will not try to weaken their proposals, vote against issues, or express views contrary to those of the appointer.

      Politically, “cronyism” is derogatorily used to imply buying and selling favors, such as: votes in legislative bodies, as doing favors to organizations, giving desirable ambassadorships to exotic places, etc. Whereas cronyism refers to partiality to a partner or friend, nepotism is the granting of favour to relatives.

      Kleptocracy

      Government with exploitative rulers who seek to extend their personal wealth and power

      Nepotism

      Favoritism granted to relatives

      Political corruption is the use of powers by government officials or their network contacts for illegitimate private gain.

      Forms of corruption vary, but include bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, parochialism, patronage, influence peddling, graft, and embezzlement.

      Misuse of government power for other purposes, such as repression of political opponents and general police brutality, is also considered political corruption.

      Over time, corruption has been defined differently. For example, in a simple context, while performing work for a government or as a representative, it is unethical to accept a gift. Any free gift could be construed as a scheme to lure the recipient towards some biases. In most cases, the gift is seen as an intention to seek certain favors such as work promotion, tipping in order to win a contract, job or exemption from certain tasks in the case of junior worker handing in the gift to a senior employee who can be key in winning the favor.

      An illegal act by an officeholder constitutes political corruption only if the act is directly related to their official duties, is done under color of law or involves trading in influence.

      A state of unrestrained political corruption is known as a kleptocracy, literally meaning “rule by thieves”.

      Corruption

      Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power

      Lastly, make no mistake, Van Brown, Dawn Franks, Nina Jo, Hub City Dre, Candace Leos, and others, to include but not limited to, Compton Frontline, Camp Compton, Compton Advocates, Compton Activists and etc are recipients of political favors, Cronyism and etc without a doubt.

    2. There is a active Firefighter- Daniel Salazar who has a DUI, hit and killed a pedestrian, is still allowed to work without a valid driver’s license Salazar is a 2216 Union member who is actively colluding with HR representatives in recruiting non minorities for Firefighters, not reaching out to local residents . The new recruits are NOT reflective of this community; no blacks,no women, no one of color!
      The lack of community outreach of any kind misappropriates social,economic and takes tax dollars that don’t benefit this community in any shape or form. A predominantly African American council who are elected to protect the interest of our community have turned their back on us and continue to leave our city in despair.

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