Compton City Council Appoints Tana McCoy to 3rd District while showing a spirit of cooperation and unity. Tana MaCoy is a long time employee of the City of Compton. She will be replacing Yvonne Arceneaux who retired at the end of last year.
At Tuesday night council meeting three out of nine candidates that applied for the one year position were nominated. Councilman Isaac Galvan, nominated Tomas Carlos, long time resident. Councilwoman Emma Schriff nominated Maranda Hughes, who previously worked for Assembly member Isadore Hall. Councilwoman Janna Zurita nominated Tana McCoy, who was at one time Secretary to the council. Mayor Aja Brown was also in support of Tana McCoy.
The council by the Compton Charter has 30 days to fill a vacant council seat or there would need to be a special election that was estimated to cost the city tax payers $30,000 to $45,000.
Council members took up the issue of filling the 3rd District seat once more on Wednesday during a special city council meeting. During public comments many came forward to support both Tomas Carlos and Tana McCoy.
Councilman Isaac Galvan, once again nominated Tomas Carlos, but with no second the nomination was not acted upon. Councilwoman Janna Zurita again nominated Tana McCoy which did have a second. Councilwoman Sharif and Mayor Brown both spoke with Councilwoman Emeritus Arceneaux who recommended that Tana McCoy would be a good replacement for her and to represent the 3rd District. Councilman Galvan wanting to show unity and cooperation with his colleagues joined them in unanimously appointing Tana McCoy to the Compton City Council.
Speaking with Tomas Carlos who attended the special meeting “It is disappointing, but I am glad that the process is over and that the city can move forward with the business that needs to be taken care of.”
The one year appointment will expire once a new council person is elected in 2017.