If nothing else passing of ‘Measure P’ revealed the truth about Compton residents
The passing of Measure P revealed one truth if nothing else; All of the citizens of Compton aren’t asleep and they are looking improve the quality of life in the city. Many people for different reasons – personal or future ambitions – have taken it upon themselves to be the weekly critic of the elected officials in city government, in this case, the City of Compton.
Many people have full time jobs, families, and other social activities. Why go to a city council meeting where especially during public comments officials are many times berated and disrespected. Many residents simply do not want to bother with this type of sophomoric behavior. Many residents may not attend the city council meetings in person, but they will watch it live or even watch the recorded council meetings at their leisure.
1 cent, 1 penny, 1 percent
Prior to last months election where Measure P (1 cent, 1 penny, 1 percent) increased sales tax was passed by voters and verified by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk office; many of the usual council attendees made their point during the public comment their opposition to Measure P (1 cent, 1 penny, 1 percent) sales tax
Raising taxes on group is never a fun thing; nor, is it something that should be taken lightly. It is however one tool that local municipalities can use to ensure that they have the needed funds to run the city properly.
Measure P was passed because the citizens of Compton were informed. They listened to both sides. Those who were for Measure P, and those who were against Measure P. Those who voted understood that the local sales tax would be raised 1 cent, 1 penny, 1 percent.
Citizens are tired of grafitti, crime, dirty parks, pot holes, trash, and overgrown grass areas along the city corridors. The citizens are especially tired of Compton not looking like other cities that surrounds it.
With the passing of Measure P the citizen who have been upset with the appearance of Compton have spoken loud and clear. They have sent a mandate to the Mayor and the City Council.
Fix Our City.
Granted that the 1 cent, 1 penny, 1 percent additional sales tax will go to the General Fund, but that is what the general fund is for.
It is used to account for all financial resources that are not restricted to specific purposes or otherwise required to be accounted for in another fund. In other words, it can be used for the greatest needs of the city.
During last months election we saw the citizens of Compton 13,000+ voters cast ballots for and against Measure P. We also saw many go out and explain Measure P with integrity, honesty, transparency, forthrightness, morals, and ethically to the citizens of Compton.
There is no doubt that the city officials of Compton are God fearing individuals. All for their individual reasons have chosen a path of public service. Not one member of the council would be sitting at the dias without that being the will of God and the citizens of Compton.
Remember Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they marveled at him. (Mark 12:17)