After a rancorous special meeting Wednesday, Compton city officials voted to let residents decide in November whether some of them deserve a pay raise.
The City Council met during what is supposed to be a vacation period. The meeting was far from relaxing.
While three of the council members — Isaac Galvan, Janna Zurita and Tana McCoy — supported the proposal, Mayor Aja Brown and Councilwoman Emma Sharif opposed the measure.
If the measure prevails on Nov. 7 and the city’s charter is changed, City Council members would be eligible to be paid the median household income of Compton, which is $43,507 a year.
Currently, City Council members and the mayor are paid a...