Compton Mayor Aja Brown has not returned nomination forms for the upcoming April 2021 elections, as the nomination period closed today at 5pm. As a result the nomination filing period will remain open an additional five days per state law.
Under her two terms, Brown was instrumental in obtaining a bond, to accelerate street repairs, after the passage of a controversial sales tax increase under Measure P to repair the city’s streets and pay for law enforcement. Brown also spearheaded efforts to bring Universal Basic Income (UBI) to select residents.
City auditor’s, Eadie & Payne, have submitted the 2019 audit detailing the city’s dire financial condition and failing to provide an opinion on the effectiveness of the City of Compton’s internal control over financial reporting or on compliance.
Brown was first elected in 2013 and would have been running for her third term had she turned in her nomination forms.
Speculation is mounting that her outside activities hindered her mayoral re-election.