Thu. Jun 17th, 2021

46 thoughts on “Word on the Streets: Compton mayor chooses her replacement

  1. ALL previous mayors, council people, etc. – I don’t care (what) official office, are NOT QUALIFIED (if) they don’t have (formal) higher education, previous qualifications, and in some cases technical knowledge. Period. Dot. If Compton doesn’t get these qualifications – especially for Mayor, etc., Compton will stay ghetto. Period. I’ve lived in Compton literally 60 years, and there’s not too much you can tell me about Compton I don’t already know. As one previous writer here put it; “Look at what the positions call for and check which candidate meets that criteria. Let’s get serious! We as a city deserve more educated, knowledgeable, qualified people in these offices than what we have been use to.”

  2. Looking at all the comments being made, I just hope there are more voters out there who DON’T think like A-Aron, None, I Agree, J.C., Y.H., and Anonymous, if there isn’t, we are doomed again. You cannot or should not vote for a person because they are nice, you know them, or they have lived in the city longer than anyone else (no offense 2urbangirls; your 3 top picks). Aja was administrative material, not mayor material, there is a difference. They may have had knowledge but failed because they were not QUALIFIED, Look at what the positions call for and check which candidate meets that criteria. Let’s get serious! We as a city deserve more educated, knowledgeable, qualified people in these offices than what we have been use to.

  3. Looking at all the comments being made, I just hope there are more voters out there who DON’T think like A-Aron, None, I Agree, J.C., Y.H., and Anonymous. If there isn’t, we’re doomed again. You cannot or should not put a person in office because they are nice, you know them, or they have lived in the city longer than everyone else (no offense 2urbangirls; your 3 top picks). One needs to take a good hard look at what the job calls for, the qualifications of that position, and who best meets the criteria. People, Aja was administrative material not mayor material, there is a difference. And the ones who may have had knowledge and failed, could it be they were not QULIFIED in the first place? Let’s get serious!

  4. Ya being played by “urban girls”.
    The mayor cannot elect her replacement. She can only show support to a candidate.
    And ya over here arguing that ya not voting for this person simply because Aja chose to support him? Simply ignorant. Also, the comment that “should Aja be supporting another black lady”? Really, what does race have to do with anything? As long as the candidate can better compton and not in it for them self’s.

    1. Where did we say she “elected” her replacement? Choosing her replacement means this is who she’s supporting. Christian Reynaga has been in contact since this article published and has yet to dispute the current mayor is supporting him.

      1. “Should Brown be supporting a Black woman to replace her”?
        Really,lol. How ignorant does that sound.
        Choosing someone based on race? Wow. Pathetic. Choose someone who really wants to help the city improve and the community regardless of their color,gender religion etc..
        For all we know ,Reynaga can bring good things to the city. As far as he having experience, he might just have enough knowledge to improve the city. You might believe that just because a person is currently in office he or she is a politician. You got it ALL wrong. Example: Galvan, he’s in office. Yet what has he done for the city? When I would go to city meetings, 95% of the time he was on his phone and the other 5% he didnt show up. Galvan a politician, I think not. We need to get pass the color of our skin and start to work together to better improve OUR city as a whole. Your articles are not helping.

    2. I agree! I Know Christian personally, I can really say he is perfect for mayor, don’t let her “supporting” him stop you for voting for him, what she has done doesn’t mean Christian is going to do the same, Christian has always put others needs before his and cares for people, he has lived in Compton his whole life and he knows how hard it can be to live in Compton, he truly wants to do whats best for the community, You wanna see how sweet of a person he is message him on his insta and you’ll see he has a caring heart, Dont let someone supporting someone get in the way of a better future. Christian for Mayor

  5. I agree I thought I was in a small percentage of people who thought Aja did NOTHING but put the city in debt and bring it down. I as a black woman would have never voted her in a second term! She didn’t know what she was doing the first time. Well time to go get a real job now and if she stays in Compton reap some of the BS others of us had to put up with and it’s past her allegations of police brutality.
    I say that if we don’t get someone in that has some education,credential or a history that we need mayorLESS for a while everyone looking to get that lil pay check and don’t wanna work to support the city or it’s residents and we definitely don’t want anyone to continue illegal garage , conversions , tagging or anything else negative in this city. If they don’t clean it up. They will see that many homeowners are leaving on my block alone five have left stating it was just to much…..

    1. But see that was her plan the SELLING OF COMPTON prices to high,streets not taken care of and crime #imjustsayin

  6. Poor Aaron Voorhees

    Getting delusional and high from his face in stuck in Christian’s ass too long or maybe Aja’s asshole.
    Did Aja “persuade” City Manager or managemnt to gice you a contract?

    I am a resident and is more intinate with the City and City Hall than you know.

    Who i vote for is my business!
    Like i mentiomed earlier, i DO NOT know Christian Reyenas from my dog’s left ass cheek.
    So when i see something like yadira writing shit posting, i like to know why he’s so FUCKING AWESOME.

  7. Aja Brown can not choose anyone to be her replacement for Compton. She has failed the city for her own benefit never thinking of the people just what she could get out of it. I never saw Christian at a council meeting. What has he done here in Compton to better it? Who is he really? I myself would never vote for anyone that Aja would suggest for a replacement she doesn’t have that right. We don’t need another Aja Brown in office.

  8. It is we the people who selects our leadership by casting our VOTE. Aja does not select her replacement as it is unconstitutional.

    I will not support Aja replacement candidate.

  9. Christian maybe a loving man of God but Compton needs expertise in fiscal turnaround and governmental affairs.

    A proven leader in Compton means he is known to the masses with real tangilble results which he is not. He is only known by his affiliation with Aja and work history which is controversial.

    Compton needs expertise and not a new shining face. Change means someone who has the knowledge base to target the 114 million dollars deficit, lack of infrastructure, basic services of a municipality, targeting the water services and rates, overly bonds on taxpayers ,excessive potholes and overly grown trees, illegal marijuana shops causing crime, increase in crime and gang activity, lack of services for seniors and the youth which was cut by Aja, unreadable and missing Street signs, city employees morale and etc. The list goes on and on!

    So in actuality Christian is not so perfect for Compton given the fiscal climate and State Controller Audit Report Findings as reflected in the enormous outstanding insurmountable problems at issue. Not to mention the newly released private audit results.

    1. You wrote and essay about the cities issues to which weren’t caused by the Mayor then provided NOTHING and no one of substance. Who is this black super hero you are expecting to be mayor?? What we don’t need is more people like you who have 1000 opinions and ZERO solutions

      1. Mr Aaron I beg to differ, Aja is 85% responsible for the problems duly noted above. For instance, when she came into office in 2013 there was a fiscal deficit of 24 million dollars and now it is six times that amount of 114 million dollars.

        Aja proposed Measure P to address the infrastructure and potholes to no avail. Just used as a personal piggy bank to use taxpayers money without accountability. Continuously amending.the budget moving money here and there contrary to.the budget set.

        For the record, the above comment is not an essay but indicative of.the dire state of Compton municipality or lack thereof.

        FYI, look up what substance means and it is exactly the descriptive statements noted.above along with secondary authorities to substantiate the comments.

        I expected someone in Compton to run who have the experience and knowledge base to address the issues noted above as well as.a true and bona fide resident of Compton who loves Compton. Yes such individuals exist in Compton and will surface. Just wait and may be me. Just kidding.

        What I don’t care for is individuals who attempt to negate the true state of Compton and attack those who attempt to hold the elected.responsible. You must don’t know who I be as I have for over a year relentless offered solutions Mister!

        So you appear to be the ZERO!

        1. So Arron aja came up with Measure P,the school bond,the other BONDS the the IDIOT’S on the council vote and pass them with aja’s vote as well when she ran 8yrs ago her campaign was to fix the streets of Compton (OOPS I mean to fill the potholes in Compton ) the city deficient was $34million now its $108million in 8yrs #imjustsayin

          1. Correct me if I’m wrong but didnt Aja tried to vote on fixing the streets on several times but Zurita and galvan voted NO? I was there at the meetings several times. I know what I saw.

  10. Compare the state of the city when she first took office and now. Those that say she hasn’t done anything are really not giving credit where it’s due. We have businesses now we didn’t have, our streets are better and yes there is still a lot more that needs to be done. And she has voiced her concerns with the overly abuse of our Sherriff Dept.

    1. Compare the state of the city? The city has not progressed if you have to list businesses that naturally come and go, or streets could have paved themselves after a billion dollars in revenue. Compton was ranked the worst city financial in the state out of 482 cities, fir three years running. Aja has run this city into financial ruin with nothing significant to show. Her police reform is fir show only. Where was she for eight years prior on that issue. Ask the real activists. She was no where to be found and never answered their requests for assistance. The delusion is real. As for picking a replacement, no such thing exists. Ask Trump. Her endorsement is both a blessing but more so, a curse. Speaks volumes about her lack of understanding of this community’s attitude about her failure.

      1. What actions of Aja’s caused the financial situation of the city ? Do you even know how officials of the city are elected and chosen ?

        Please provide comments that contain facts and constructive information.

    2. Are you serious?
      Potholes should have been managed and fixed YEARS ago!!

      Did the city need to increase sales tax and then spend half the money on other stuff besides street?

      What businesses? Most business are so out on the fringe of the city you would think it is part of another city.

      Walmart? If you didn’t know better it could be in Lynwood.
      In and Out? It is in Compton, but it would have fooled me if i thought it was in Carson.
      Most “new” businesses are non-profits or the “sustainable” companies. Lets see how long they last.

      There is a section in Compton. It is the manufacturing area by the 91 freeway.

      Drive down Compton blvd.
      Drive down Alondra.
      Drive willowbrook.
      All fucking dirty.
      How’s the stupid pocket park idea working? You probably spent too much time in the sun there.

      Compton has gone downhill BUT if you getting free food giveaway due to pandemic maybe it is better

      1. You don’t live in Compton clearly . Please explain how Aja created these problems that existed before her. Please explain or detail who you do support and why. Don’t troll my city where I pay taxes.

  11. What the hell?
    ” choosing her replacement “? How about let the VOTERS choose. Compton really needs change, Aja has failed this community miserably. Anyone affiliated with her is a no-go… new leadership!

  12. I will never support anyone connected to Aja…Compton has went 4 years backwards since been in office she lied and told Seniors and Residents that Measures P money was to FIXED
    Infrastructure such as all Streets and potholes…Therefore anyone she associated with is not Worthy to have a Top Seat at the Table! I have Never seen her endorsement pick at any of the Council meetings or Community
    Activities…

    1. The mayor doesn’t run the fund for the measure P funds. The Manager does and you have to first collect the money to then hire companies to pave streets. Seems joke of these “anonymous” comments have any facts or context . Most are blaming the mayor for existing issues and things the city council control .

      1. the city’s debt nearly tripled under her administration. didn’t she initially campaign on straightening up the finances that perrodin supposedly ran through?

  13. Christian Reynaga is a nice man, but he does not have any government experience. Has he ever attended a council meeting? I’ve don’t remember seeing him at one, and I have been to almost every meeting for the last 15 years.

    1. Attending a council meeting is not a requirement to run for city council. No wonder this city is in this bad a shape with thoughtless comments like that.

  14. Christian Reynaga what a pleasure to have him running for Mayor of Compton.
    A loving man, a man of God and a man of his city. Always trying to find ways to better Compton!
    A proven leader.
    I’m so happy and proud of Aja for choosing the perfect candidate to take care of this beautiful city!
    Anyone who wants to see change needs to supports Christian!

    1. Instead of praising and being proud of Aja, you may want to spend time contemplating why she would pull papers to run and then suddenly pull out. Aja counts on people cannot see the forest for the trees. Your candidate has failed those voted her into office. She is not what or who she appears to be.

      1. How did she fail ? And if she failed why are you worried about her supporters voting for someone she endorses ? That makes ZERO sense

    2. I don’t know who he is.
      What are some of his FINDINGS since he’s ALWAYS trying to find ways to make Compton better?

      Proven leader? Rob Ray says no govt experience. So what is he proven in? Did he lead a marching band in high school? President of la raza fanclub in Compton?

      PLEASE STOP SNIFFING AROUND HIS ASS!!!!

    3. WHAT THE WHAT! ANYTHING COMING FROM AJA IS A NO!

      MORE IMPORTANTLY, CPT FISCAL STATE REQUIRES VAST EXPERIENCE VS A NEOPHYTE. COMPTON IS NOT IN ANY CONDITION TO BE A LEARNING PLAYGROUND!

      POINT BLANK AND PERIOD!

      1. The mayor isn’t a he city treasure. Do you even know how the power structure for the city works ?? And tell me what decisions did the mayor make to cause our current financial problem

        1. Who are you the appointed Aja advocate versus focusing on the lack of infrastructure and fiscal deficit of 114 million dollars? The lack of quality of life for Compton residents!

          Aja is not the City treasurer but how money is spent is that it is voted on by the council which Aja leads and furthermore, professed that she worked tenaciously to get drunken Mimi from Inglewood in a gated community elected to garner three votes block.as.videoed.

          You are just ignorant to the City Manager ran process and how resolutions are passed and.budgets. Just stop it!

          Look at all the council meetings videos and here is your proof as to what Aja .did as she was.the leading factor to the demise of Compton fiscally and etc.

          I want to tell you, look for yourself, pull the agendas and watch.the periodicals of the council meetings! The proof is found there concerning what occurred.

          You need.to learn about the power structure!

    4. Christian maybe a loving man of God but Compton needs expertise in fiscal turnaround and governmental affairs.

      A proven leader in Compton means he is known to the masses with real tangilble results which he is not. He is only known by his affiliation with Aja and work history which is controversial.

      Compton needs expertise and not a new shining face. Change means someone who has the knowledge base to target the 114 million dollars deficit, lack of infrastructure, basic services of a municipality, targeting the water services and rates, overly bonds on taxpayers ,excessive potholes and overly grown trees, illegal marijuana shops causing crime, increase in crime and gang activity, lack of services for seniors and the youth which was cut by Aja, unreadable and missing Street signs, city employees morale and etc. The list goes on and on!

      So in actuality Christian is not so perfect for Compton given the fiscal climate and State Controller Audit Report Findings as reflected in the enormous outstanding insurmountable problems at issue. Not to mention the newly released private audit results.

      1. You say change means someone who has the knowledge base, but people thought that was Aja and look how that turned out, she didnt help out the community. Someone like Christian is perfect because he is really for the people as he has lived in Compton his whole life and knows how its is to live in Compton and what needs to change. I Know Christian personally, I can really say he is perfect for mayor, don’t let her “supporting” stop you from voting for him, just because she “supports” him doesn’t mean Christian is going to do the same, Christian has always put others needs before his and cares for people, he has lived in Compton his whole life and he knows how hard it can be to live in Compton, he truly wants to do whats best for the community, You wanna see how sweet of a person he is message him on his insta and you’ll see he has a caring heart, Dont let someone “supporting” someone get in the way of a better future. Christian for Mayor

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