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Compton to vote in November on raises for council and mayor

Compton to vote in November on raises for council and mayor

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...

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