Mayor

Welcome New Business Enterprises

Congratulations and welcome to Compton California, the ‘Hub City’ of the County of Los Angeles.  Compton is proudly a multiracial, multicultural community of nearly 100,000 residents.  We are greatly appreciative that you chose to locate in Compton and work alongside our increasing 5,000 champion business enterprises. Compton is in the midst of some exciting new development and infrastructure improvement projects.  In support of business growth and success, we are committed to all business enterprises that operate in the City of Compton to foster a favorable economic environment that ensures prompt and courteous service by City employees. We deliver a variety…
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City Manager

Welcome

On behalf of the City Council of the City of Compton, I would like to extend a heartfelt welcome as you start your new business venture.  We appreciate that you have chosen Compton as your place of business. With a population of almost 100,000, I am sure you will benefit from our strategic location and dynamic business environment. City staff will assist you along the way to help you remain successful. Compton is experiencing unprecedented growth due to the pro-business incentive programs, affordable land costs, available work force, friendly government officials, and most of all, citizens who embrace their community with…
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District 2

Community Fitness Challenge – Councilmember Issac Galvan

HC/Community Fitness Challenge - Fit Camp March 12-Kickoff | Kickboxing at Dollarhide Community Center March 19-Jog-a-Thon at Greenleaf Park March 26-Basketball Boot Camp at Leuders Park April 2-Yoga at Burrell Park April 9-Soccer Boot Camp at Wilson Park April 16-Zumba at Dollarhide Community Center April 23-Bike Run at Compton Creek April 30-Softball Boot camp at Jackie Robinson Stadium May 7-Kick-Boxing Aerobics at Dollarhide Community Center May 14-Football Boot Camp at Kelly Park May 21-Fit Camp at Leuders Park June 4-Zumba at Dollarhide Community Center June 11-Obstacle Course at Jr Stadium When: Saturday, May 21, 2016 Time: 8:00 - 10:00 Where:…
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District 3

Town Hall Meeting – Councilmember Tana McCoy

District 3 - Town Hall Meeting Join us for our monthly interactive TownHall Meeting with Town Sheriff Deputy Owens where you will have an opportunity to ask questions, voice opinions and submit concerns regarding public safety and quality of life issues. Every 2nd Thursday of the Month Time: 6:00 - 7:00 Where: Burrell-MacDonald Park, 2516 W Alondra Blvd, Compton, CA, 90220 Event Type: City Events, Workshops    
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District 4

Town Hall Meeting- Councilmember Emma Sharif

District 4 - Town Hall Meeting -Development of District 4 Community Goals and Priorities. -Track and provide updates on all District 4 issues with the creation of a Community Project Management Board. -Community Advisory Board will provide solutions not just identify issues. When: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Time: 5:30 - 7:00 Where: Kelly Park, 2319 Caldwell St, Compton, CA, 90221 Event Type: City Events, Workshops    
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New Business

Bordering City Becomes First CA City to Allow Commercial Marijuana Cultivation and Manufacturing

Los Angeles Business Journal Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Lynwood Becomes First Local City to Allow Commercial Marijuana Cultivation and Manufacturing, By Henry Meier The Lynwood City Council approved an ordinance on Tuesday evening that allows commercial marijuana cultivation and manufacturing in the city. After more than an hour of public comment in front of a packed auditorium, the council voted 3-1 in favor of the ordinance. The vote made Lynwood the first city in Los Angeles to permit cannabis cultivation and manufacturing operations. The ordinance was spearheaded by Councilwoman Aide Castro, who framed the new regulations as an opportunity for…
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Mayor

Inside music mogul Russell Simmons’ plan to create a hip-hop video empire

Inside music mogul Russell Simmons' plan to create a hip-hop video empire Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, right, and Sanjay Sharma, president and CEO of Simmons' new company, All Def Digital, on the set of their original show "Arts+Raps" in the company's downtown Los Angeles office. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) Ryan FaughnderContact Reporter It’s the lunch hour at Russell Simmons’ downtown Los Angeles office, and the hip-hop mogul’s scrappy video team is setting up cameras in their break room. Simmons’ squad of Internet personalities and producers clear away pizza boxes for their live Facebook shoot, in which they rib each other in a…
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Mayor

COMPTON – MY BROTHERS KEEPER

An empowering weekend that will inspire and motivate young men from Compton through a dynamic speakers series, workshops, mentorship, special guests, performances and once in a life time opportunities. Register Today: For Young Men - register here For Influential Men - register here     Summary: On the two year anniversary of My Brother's Keeper, MBK Task Force Chair Broderick Johnson reflects on MBK's impact across the country and on the work still underway. President Barack Obama hugs a participant after signing a Presidential Memorandum establishing the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, during an event to highlight "My Brother's Keeper,"…
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Achievement

FEMALE HS FOOTBALL PLAYER FROM COMPTON SELECTED FOR ALL-STAR GAME

COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- A senior at Compton's Centennial High School is having quite a year: all-star in football, class president, GPA. And Eriana Pula is also the only girl selected to play in an upcoming all-star game. The 5-foot-10, 250-pound offensive guard and defensive line tackle was recently selected to play in the California Classic all-star game in Pomona next month, the first female to represent Los Angeles in the matchup. "I'm truly blessed to have this opportunity to play football with the all-stars and a bunch of boys," Pula said. Kevin Steele scouted her for Plays and Grades,…
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New Business

Compton Welcomes “Grocery Outlet” Market

COMPTON –Mayor Aja Brown and First District Councilmember Janna Zurita officially welcomed Grocery Outlet to the City of Compton Thursday. Occupying the site of former Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market that closed last year, Grocery Outlet offers the same trusted brands such as Kraft, Kellogg’s, Tide, Tyson, Amy’s Kitchen, Naked Juice and many more with prices up to 60 percent off traditional supermarkets, plus a wide assortment of wine and natural and organic products at surprisingly low prices. “Today is a very special day in the city of Compton,” said Mayor Aja Brown. “We have as an administration focused on…
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Vote

Measure P is aimed at repairing local streets, parks and enhancing public safety

COMPTON – The City of Compton will hold a series of informational town hall meetings on the upcoming June 7 Vital City Services and Neighborhood Protection Measure ballot measure more commonly referred to as Measure P. The complete schedule of town hall meetings includes: Wed., May 4 at 6:30 at Gonzales Park Sat., May 14 at 10:00 at Kelly Park Thu., May 19 at 6:30 at Burrell-MacDonald Park Sat., May 21 at 10 at the Douglas Dollarhide Community Center Sat., Jun. 4 at 10 at the Douglas Dollarhide Community Center In June, Compton voters will be asked to approve the…
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Museum

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum – CA’s Historic Landmark #152

National Register of Historic Places The mission of the Friends of Rancho San Pedro is to preserve and increase community awareness of early California history as it relates to the Dominguez family, homestead adobe and the Rancho San Pedro, the first Spanish land grant in California. This is accomplished through educational programs and the operation of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum. DOMINGUEZ RANCHO ADOBE MUSEUM 18127 S. Alameda St. Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220 USA (310) 603-0088 Phone (310) 603-0009 Fax HOURS OF OPERATION Guided Tours: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 1pm, 2pm, 3pm the first Thursday and…
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New Business

Trammell Crow, Principal Contractor, Break Ground on Crentral Avenue

The project will consist of two Class A industrial logistics buildings totaling about 1 million square feet. Compton, Calif.—Trammell Crow Company and Principal Real Estate Investors have started work on The Brickyard in Compton, Calif. The project will consist of two Class A industrial logistics buildings totaling about 1 million square feet. Building A, which will measure 525,400 square feet, will feature 88 dock high doors with a cross dock configuration, 270 parking spaces, and 185-to-240-foot full concrete yard. Building B, at 481,600 square feet, will have 111 dock high doors with a cross dock configuration, 307 parking spaces, and…
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Community

Mayor’s Healthy Compton Initiative Kicks Off 90-Day Community Fitness Challenge

COMPTON – On March 12, Compton Mayor Aja Brown’s Healthy Compton initiative will kick off a free 90-Day Community Fitness Challenge. Healthy Compton is a citywide fitness initiative created by Mayor Brown aimed to increase physical activity and promote a healthy lifestyle for anyone who lives, plays, or works in Compton. The first weigh-in and group workout will take place on Saturday, March 12 from 8 to 10 at the Douglas F. Dollarhide Community Center located at 301 N. Tamarind Avenue. Interested participants can sign-up online for free at "The Healthy Compton initiative is an ongoing effort to promote health…
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Community

LaBrina Lyné Foundation, Inc

LaBrina Lyné Foundation, Inc Our Mission Labrina Lyne Foundation, Inc . is on a mission to prepare, motivate and inspire at-risk youth between ages five and eighteen. We help mold troubled children into more positive, respectful and responsible young adults. The goal of the LaBrina Lyne Foundation is to transform the lives of troubled youth and empower leadership. In addition, we plan to assist in reducing the crime rate by allowing our children a chance to place their energy into more productive activities such as: • Dance • Drama • Modeling • Computer Tech • Graphic Designs • Career workshops…
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Community

My Brother’s Keeper

The city of Compton is accepting a challenge from the White House.  CBS2/KCAL9’s Louisa Hodge reports Compton Mayor Aja Brown announced the acceptance of President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” community challenge at a Local Action Summit to develop a plan within 180 days to boost literacy rates citywide. Volunteers with local nonprofit groups, youth providers and other community members were on hand along with Brown at the Dollarhide Community Center to help inspire the community to make some changes. Brown said the program is “really focusing on specific outcomes for young men and boys of color, not just looking…
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Community

From Compton to Alaska—New Leadership Program Brings Cultural Exchange Opportunity to Compton Youth

COMPTON, CA – Compton Mayor Aja Brown, Third District Councilmember Tana L. McCoy and nearly 100 community leaders and students were on hand Wednesday at Compton Creek for the official launch of Fresh Tracks Leadership Expeditions. A partnership between IslandWood, Sierra Club, Children & Nature Network’s Natural Leaders, REI, and action sports retailer Zumiez—Fresh Tracks that enables young leaders from Compton and Arctic Alaska to experience diverse cultures, explore the outdoors, and build critical leadership and workforce development skills. The program was inspired by President Barack Obama’s Administration’s commitment to connecting more young Americans to the outdoors and in support…
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Museum

Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum

We are a living classroom in South Los Angeles bringing aviation history to life and empowering the dreams of youth to take flight. When we started Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum or ‘TAM’ for short, our purpose was simple: teach inner city kids about flying, support their academic achievement, and instill in them the importance of their education. Although we do so much more now, at our core, this purpose remains the same. We use aviation enrichment as a catalyst to inspire, motivate, and change young minds, while on the ground, we support student academic achievement through our partnerships with area schools,…
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