Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) hosted a community town hall regarding residents’ concerns over the growing number of potholes in Compton. During the town hall, Rep. Barragan questioned panelists from the state, county and city regarding funding sources, including Measure “P” and the progress of street repairs in Compton and Unincorporated Compton. Although street repairs are the responsibility of state and local officials, it is among the top issues reported to our office. As a result, constituents received some transparency on sources of funding and spending, and were also given the opportunity to ask questions about the status of repaving their roads.
Panelists included Compton City Manager Cecil Rhambo, Compton Public Works Director Wendell Johnson, LA County Public Works District Engineer Dai Bui and Caltrans Deputy District 7 Director Paul Marquez.
For years, potholes in the City of Compton and Unincorporated Compton have damaged residents’ vehicles, caused people to get in or near accidents and made it difficult for first responders to rapidly address emergencies.
“This issue has been years in the making due to the mismanagement of the city’s funds and a lack of an organized schedule to repave the roads,” said Rep. Barragán. “I will continue working to ensure our roads are safe for my constituents and our first responders.”
To report a pothole, residents are encouraged to call our office at (310) 831-1799 or email CA44.Potholes@mail.house.gov.
Live stream of the town call can be found here.
Photos of the town hall can be found here.