A few reasons not to extend Craig Cornwell’s contract…
Hire as campaign payoffs:
Screaming Eagles $500,000
Proposed $700,000 in 21/22 budget
Hired Donel Holloway as unlicensed contractor to remove graffiti. Then hired him with his extensive criminal record as an employee to remove graffiti with his comrade at the command of Chambers.
Conspired against a former city employee to sabotage her campaign with the illegal release of a personnel video that was misrepresented. Lied about receiving a public information request specific enough to request a video and there is no such public records request as verified by the City Clerk Alita Godwin (see attached).
Failed to bargain in good faith and targeted specific employees.
Targeted employees for lay off and forced retirement of Marvin Hunt and whole Recreation Staff, Van Wilson, Dale Green and others.
Has several open PERB cases as a result of unfair labor practices.
Condoned Conduct Unbecoming a City Employee: Andre “Hubcity Dre” Spicer’s verbal and social media assaults on seniors and other residents as a hired gun for Chambers, paid for with a city salary.
Costing the City MILLIONS of dollars in legal fees:
•Kim McKenzie vehicular manslaughter case where. She killed a pedestrian in her own car down the street from her home.
•Multi Million dollar judgements in the Kareemah Bradford discrimination cases because of a personal vendetta he and Aja Brown share.
•Multiple car accidents caused malfunction traffic signals as a result of appointing his personal friend Damian Timmons, who lacks the qualifications and experience, to direct Public Works.
•Starting a public fight with the LA County Sheriff’s Department that will cost MILLIONS in high profile attorney legal fees.
Facilitating the appointment of his friend Damon Brown as City Attorney when he did not reside in Compton.
Colluding with the auditing firm to suggest he be appointed the City Manager to thwart the City’s fiscal mismanagement which has continued rampantly under his direction/management.
Colluding with the unethical auditing firm to terminate the City Controller and replace her with the Auditor that was assigned to the City’s Account (grave conflict of interest)
Reducing the Code Enforcement staffing to a skeleton crew at the expense of public safety. Reducing staff of an enterprise department that generates revenue at the expense of the public’s health and safety.
Co-mingling government funds and subsidies allocated for specific uses in the general fund thereby having to repay Millions of dollars.
Failure to recover reimbursable funds via grants and CALTRANS, DOT and other funds.
Failure to use and returning various annual grant funds: Cal-Recycle, First Time Homebuyer, MWD, youth employment…
Violating a PERB ruling by having his ACM’s direct departments and staff.
Directing Michael Antwine to sign public works plans without a civil engineering license because you targeted and terminated the public works director without a replacement. There is still no public works director because you have a yes man, Damion Timmons, co managing that department with Mike Antwine.
Allowed unqualified Assistant City Manager Triphenia Simmons to reversed her husbands write up and two weeks without pay suspension and giving him a check for the 2 weeks he was suspended without pay.