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State audit is critical of Compton spending

COMPTON — Overspending of more than $16 million a year, pervasive internal deficiencies and a lack of City Council oversight have contributed to a multimillion-dollar budget deficit in Compton, according to a state controller’s audit released March 15. According to the review published by state Controller Betty T. Yee, at the start of the 2007-08 Read More…

L.A. Digest West Edition

L.A. DIGEST: Compton voters reject cannabis measures

COMPTON — Voters Jan. 23 soundly rejected two competing proposals for regulating cannabis businesses in the city, where marijuana dispensaries and other pot-related operations are banned. The city’s proposal, known as Measure C, would have allowed marijuana sales while imposing a 10 percent business tax and banning commercial cultivation of marijuana in the city. It Read More…