Former Compton Mayor Eric Perrodin was appointed as the new City Attorney on a 3-2 vote during the October 12 regular city council meeting.
Perrodin is a lifelong resident of Compton, and served on the city’s police department, before becoming a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County.
In 2001, Perrodin defeated the incumbent mayor, Omar Bradley, and was re-elected in 2005, and 2009. He has the distinction of being Compton’s longest-serving mayor. He was defeated by Aja Brown in 2013 after an expose surfaced regarding the city’s finances and his desire to re-establish the Compton Police Department.
Damon Brown was appointed to the city attorney position, after Craig Cornwell vacated the seat to become city manager.
Brown tendered his resignation during the October 12 meeting, with the city declaring the seat vacant.
Mayor Emma Sharif made the motion to appoint Perrodin.
Councilmen Jonathan Bowers and Isaac Galvan were the two dissenting votes.