Despite a press conference announcing “new funding” for street repairs, city of Compton residents are still bewildered at the slow pace of progress.
As the city’s infrastructure continues to crumble, Mayor Aja Brown invited presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg to the Dollarhide Senior Center, to dazzle potential voters.
Brown took the time to explain to her social media followers that Bloomberg is pledging to invest in underserved cities infrastructures, which makes Compton a prime target for federal funding. It also gives pause as to whether funding truly exists to tackle the monumental task of repairing the city’s streets.
Bloomberg isn’t shy about his supporting the incarceration of the Central Park 5 and his infamous “stop and frisk” policy, that were detrimental to people of color, while serving as the mayor of New York. Now he is pandering to minorities to earn votes.
Word on the streets is Bloomberg is paying local Black mayor’s for their endorsement which could explain why elected officials are turning a blind eye to the obvious concerns about the authenticity of his plans for minorities.