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They Run to Keep Compton Rolling
By Yussuf Simmonds (Managing Editor)
Published April 11, 2007

Councilmembers Isadore Hall and Barbara Calhoun are working tirelesslyso that the residents and citizens of Compton will have a safe, cleancity and a quality of life second to none.

Councilmembers Isadore Hall III and Barbara Calhoun represent the city of Compton, which is located along the Alameda Corridor, one of the nation’s largest manufacturing centers.  They are both running for re-election and it is important for their constituencies to know of the work they have accomplished and their plans for the future of the city.  According to statistics, Compton, officially know as the “Hub City,” is an integral part of the corridor that serves as a passageway for approximately 25 percent of all of the nation’s water borne, international trade connecting the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the rest of the nation.  To keep this going, Hall and Calhoun have combined and coordinated the best and the brightest of Compton’s workforce and constituency to achieve a safe and secure environment for the residents of the Hub City.

Hall, a life long Californian, was elected to the Compton City Council on April 15, 2003, to represent the Fourth District after having served on the Compton School Board.   He believes that Compton can be a model city where residents of all socio-economic backgrounds can live harmoniously and he has made that thrust the cornerstone of his service to the community.  His priorities include economic development, social services for youth and seniors, safe and clean street, and improving the quality of life for all residents.  He has demonstrated those priorities by the leadership role in Compton, as city councilman, as Mayor Pro Tem and as chairman of the Metropolitan Board Committee of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.  Hall looks forward to continue serving the resident of the city of Compton.

Calhoun believes that over the past four years Compton has been one of the most progressive cities in Los Angeles County and she has stated, “We’ve come too far to turn back now!”  One of her pledges to her constituencies specifically, and to the residents of the Hub City in general, is to continue to promote business investment and job creation, and to be a catalyst to improving the image of Compton.  Many have been misled, via the media, about the city’s true image and working class standards.  Calhoun is about to embark on a vigorous campaign to change that image.  And to that end, she pledges to “continue making the city of Compton a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

The Councilwoman told the Los Angeles Sentinel, “I am going to continue what we have been doing to bring malls, businesses and stores to the city so that we’ll be ready by December for Christmas.  Presently, we are in the process of building a $20 million senior citizens building; we are working to improve the roads and the infrastructure and are looking at some of the successes that Los Angeles has had with its roads.”

Calhoun, like Hall, is seeking a second term and when asked how far she intended to go, she replied, “I will stay as a council member as long as the people of Compton will keep me there.  (Compton does not have term limits).  We have a good mayor and at this point, I am satisfied with his leadership.”

Her campaign flyer tells the full story about the goals and aspirations for her city.  It also showcases her qualities as “experienced,” “independent judgment,” and “honesty and commitment.”  And she has a broad cross section of support from Southern California’s elected officials, and business and community leaders.  

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