Compton councilwoman resigns

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By 2 Urban Girls

Contributing Writer

COMPTON — The City Council faces another vacancy with the resignation of one of its members mid-way through her first term.

District 1 Councilwoman Michelle Chambers announced her resignation during a city meeting March 15.

“My resignation will be effective March 17,” Chambers said. “I will be continue serving Compton on a wider scale.”

Chambers announced she was quitting the council because she had taken a new job.

Mayor Emma Sharif confirmed Chambers resignation but had no comment on the matter.

The City Council later voted to accept Chambers’ resignation.

Chambers was elected in June 2019, defeating incumbent Janna Zurita.

Chambers previously worked for Assemblyman Mike Gipson’s office as a field representative, and, after taking office, became the communications and public affairs representative for county Assessor Jeffrey Prang.

City Attorney Eric Perrodin said the council has two ways to fill Chambers’ vacated seat with either a special election or an appointment.

The last three vacancies on the council were filled by appointment to avoid the cost of a special election.

The council will take up the matter at its next meeting.

 

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