Compton begins street repair project

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By 2UrbanGirls

Contributing Writer

COMPTON — City officials cut the ribbon on a set of street improvement projects Feb. 8.

The improvements represent an investment of $8 million and will repair almost eight miles of streets within the city.

“I want to thank the community who have been very patient, and the staff who worked hard to make this day possible,” Mayor Emma Sharif said at the ribbon cutting, which was held at Parmalee Avenue and 138th Street in Councilwoman Michelle Chambers’ district. Chambers also thanked the community and staff for their work.

Streets selected for repairs are Parmalee Avenue, Stockwell Street, Bullis Road, Palmer Street and Alondra Boulevard.

Residents remain skeptical that the work will actually get completed.

“We need to stop allowing these people to work on our streets and not repair them correctly,” said Sharon Kilgore. “They need to come back and smooth Rosecrans back out.”

“I seriously don’t understand why the city officials need so much circus,” Myrna Glez said. “Just repair the streets. The only proof we need is to see the improvement.

After the council assembled for the obligatory ribbon-cutting photo, a construction tractor drove through the ribbon on cue.

2 Urban Girls is a freelance reporter for Wave Newspapers who covers the Compton and Inglewood areas. She can be reached at


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