Will the third time be a charm? Once again, City Attorney Damon Brown has put Craig Cornwell’s contract back on the city council agenda for approval, with even less of an opportunity to get it approved.
Newly elected District 3 Councilman Jonathan Bowers clashed with Cornwell for months on how the city changed the job descriptions for entry level firefighter positions, to the detriment of minorities.
District 2 Councilman Isaac Galvan has accused Cornwell, on multiple occasions, of ignoring his emails regarding issues within the district, in a perceived attempt to make Galvan look like he isn’t doing his job.
Cornwell, as the former city attorney, hand picked Brown to be his successor, knowing he was in business with former Mayor Aja Brown as an executive on her nonprofit that is working on the Compton Pledge. Is that a conflict of interest?
Cornwell is also in the middle of the JCJ Corp v Compton case, where the company is alleging Cornwell was performing illegal search and seizure of marijuana products and money. Now that we know Aja was in business with the marijuana industry, was Cornwell performing these alleged illegal raids, to take out Aja’s financiers competitor’s? City Clerk Alita Godwin refuses to upload ALL campaign 460s related to Aja’s “Elevate Compton” “Compton Strong” filings which detail the marijuana industry donated unknown amounts of money to her.
Is Craig’s contract approval a tool to ensure he continues to recite “he can’t recall” when being deposed on such matters?
This contract isn’t about satisfying auditors, it is about satisfying the former mayor.