Saturday, February 4, 2023
By Tena LeFlore
Published May 30, 2019

Councilwoman Janna Zurita (Courtesy photo)

While Fox News Network is trying to do a number on our local council member, lest we not forget what rather views, news and propaganda Fox News Supports. While we know that Fox News is in desperate need of viewers and is proliferated with paid ads, we must not forget that they do not mean our community well and are pushing sensationalism to the detriment of the Compton community.

Here are a few reasons why we cannot trust Fox News:

  1. Ann Coulter the White Supremacist
  2. Sean Hannity
  3. Tucker Carlson
  4. Bob Beckel
  5. Alan Colmes
  6. Steve Doocy
  7. Judge Janine

NOW, what we do know is Councilwoman Janna Zurita has worked to enhance the quality of life for our community. Here are XX reasons to Vote for Councilwoman Janna Zurita on June 4, 2019.


  1. She exposed the City’s $43,000,000 deficit to the residents.
  2. Balanced the city’s budget and responsibly managed our tax dollars after the city treasurer stated the City was 2 paychecks from bankruptcy.
  3. She brought back SEIU employees who were laid off.
  4. She eliminated over $6,000,000 in duplicate contracts.
  5. She made economic development a priority.
  6. She implemented a requirement that local companies hire residents
  7. As a result, unemployment in Compton is now 5.6%, down from 19.5%!
  8. Responsible for a world-class commerce center on the blighted old brickyard property.
  9. UPS
  10. Amazon Fulfillment Center
  11. Stopped multiple water rate hikes and eliminated wasteful spending
  12. She demanded a street audit so our streets could begin to be repaired.
  13. She made long overdue investments in improving streets and sidewalks
  14. Central Avenue reconstruction
  15. Central Avenue Phase 2 Reconstruction
  16. New Technology Pothole Repair Contractor
  17. 1000 tons of asphalt used to fill potholes in 12 months
  18. Over $1,614,000 spent on Street Rehabilitation Phase I
  19. Full reconstruction of theses Phase I streets including installation of asphalt & concrete, ADA curb ramps, curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements, driveway improvements, stripping and street sign replacements:
  20. Salinas Ave., between 134th to the city limit west
  21. Dern Ave., between 134th& 132nd
  22. Riddle Ave., between 134th& 132nd
  23. Grandee Ave., between El Segundo & 127th
  24. Wilmington Ave., between Stockwell St. & 131st
  25. Nord St., between Wilmington Ave. & Paulsen Ave.
  26. Stockwell St., between Wilmington Ave & Paulsen Ave.
  27. $8,518,000 spent on the Street Rehabilitation Phase 2 (Summer 2019)
  28. Tajauta Ave., between Rosecrans Ave. & Compton Blvd.
  29. Elva Ave., between 138th & Parmalee Ave.
  30. Slater Ave., between 133rd & Wilmington Ave.
  31. Grandee Ave., between 138th to the city limit north
  32. Parmalee Ave., between 138th and the city limit north
  33. Oris St., between Grandee and the city limit east
  34. 135thStreet, between Parmalee Ave. & Elva Ave.
  35. Compton Ave., between 130th & 134thPlace
  36. Central Parkway and Center Median
  37. 130th repairs
  38. 137th repairs of pipes curbs, gutters, sidewalks, street signs, ADA compliance
  39. Wilmington between Rosecrans to El Segundo
  40. 91 Freeway Wilmington on ramp repair
  41. 91 Freeway Central on ramp repair
  42. New playground at Gonzales Park
  43. Dodger Dream Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium
  44. Cleared blighted lots with new developments: US Storage, Wilmington Blvd. Construction
  45. Clean new pocket park at El Segundo & Parmalee developed by US Storage
  46. Affordable housing & commercial development, 500 block of Compton Bl.
  47. She helped recruit new shopping and dining options to Compton
  48. Shopping Center at Rosecrans & Wilmington
  49. 7/11 Renovation
  50. New 7/11 on Wilmington & El Segundo
  51. Sibrie Park Restoration & Re-Opening with walk trail, new playground, basketball court, gazebo, baseball field and restrooms
  52. Aldi’s Market
  53. New Development on the corner of Artesia & Central
  54. In-n-Out Burger
  55. Waba Grill
  56. Jimmie Johns
  57. America’s Vision
  58. Pho Noodles
  59. NHS
  60. Youth Build
  61. Year round use of Gonzales Park’s Aquatic Center
  62. Gonzales Park Aquatic Center Life Guard Academy
  63. New playground at Lueder’s Park
  64. New playground at Wilson Park
  65. Joint Use Agreement with Hub City Tar Hills
  66. Renovation of the Olympic Park
  67. Renovation and use of Campfire Lodge
  68. Purchased a new state of the art fire truck
  69. Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles
  70. Supported a professional tree trimming contractor
  71. Trimmed all trees on Alondra Blvd., Long Beach Blvd., and Rosecrans
  72. Median landscaping on Wilmington & Rosecrans
  73. Dickie’s Bar-B-Que
  74. Every Table
  75. Held City’s first homeless outreach event
  76. Cleaned all three miles of the Compton Creek Jogging Path
  77. Street markings painted on all major thoroughfares
  78. Removed 200 tons of illegal dumping
  79. 30 plus new homes being developed at 250 N. Central
  80. 30 plus new homes being developed at 1950 N. Central
  81. 60 new homes being developed at Pannes & Rosecrans
  82. 24 new homes being developed at Dwight & Compton Blvd.
  83. Sponsored the Compton Unified School District STEAMFest
  84. Hosts one of the very few Annual Autism Swim Programs in Southern California for   Special Needs Families
  85. Annual Compton Walk for a Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
  86. Annual Senior Mother’s Day Luncheon
  87. Annual Back Pack Giveaway
  88. Diabetes Awareness Luncheon with CUSD Students
  89. Partnership with the PGA and Compton Unified School District for youth golf
  90. Built a long overdue relationship with the Compton Unified School District that benefits students and their families.
  91. Sponsors Compton High Solar Cup Competition Team
  92. Delivered Meals to Senior Citizens
  93. Hosts Compton Alumni Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Youth Enrichment Programs
  94. Sponsored Annual Earth Day Beats & Bites Concert & Festival
  95. Represents Compton & 19 million residents of Southern California on the Board of the Metropolitan Water District
  96. Represents Compton’s almost 100,000 citizens as Vice President of the Compton Creek Mosquito Abatement District
  97. Represents Compton and 5.6 million people as the first ever Vice Chair of the LA County Sanitation Districts
  98. Will not vote to raise taxes or bond Measure P funds
  99. Fought for fresh clean water for residents serviced by Sativa Water
  • Fought to keep drug dispensaries away from our schools

These are just a few of Councilwoman Janna Zurita’s accomplishments. Vote for the person most qualified for the job. Vote for Councilwoman Janna Zurita on June 4!




Tena LeFlore

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