OPEN LETTER TO COMPTON
If Compton is to move forward, we must move forward together
Compton Herald is willing to work with the eventual winners of the June 1 political races as long as you don't adopt an adversarial posture like Aja Brown, who assailed objective reporting in favor of stories that only projected her triumphs.
Unfortunately, that's not the job of an independent, objective newspaper.
But every small, mid-size, large city needs an independent newspaper -- hardcopy or digital -- to balance the municipal narrative, ultimately promoting the city, applauding its triumphs but deploring its faults and shortfalls too. That latter for the better good.
Compton is stuck in a hard place and will need the newspaper, mayor, council, and divisive forces in the community to come together to turn matters into a positive direction.
If political leadership forestalls greed and the corruption that accompanies it, and is beholden to honesty and integrity, the leadership has nothing to fear from a newspaper that will exercise due diligence in singing the praises of a well-oiled and positively-driven municipality.
Our hope is that the incoming new servants of Compton and executors of the public trust, will embrace our overture.
To God be the glory.