Eric J. Perrodin - Mayor Of Compton | KCET
Eric J. Perrodin - Mayor Of Compton
As told by Student Producer
In the City of Compton, Eric J. Perrodin has replaced his badge with the suit of a politician. Mr. Perrodin, once a policeman is now the mayor of Compton and focuses on city planning, aimed at creating more green space outlets for Compton's youth. As a policy maker, he tries to break down the cultural barriers that plague the community and the remaining problems still lingering in the streets. As a former policeman, Mr. Perrodin was on the front lines fighting the drug and gang infested streets of Compton in the 1980's. More than once he's been targeted by the Barn Yard Crips that reigned in the Richland Farms area.
"The Latino community takes pride in the agricultural roots of Richland Farms."
New customs, such as the use and sell of unpasteurized milk - common with some people in Latin America - is clashing with the old traditions of the area."
Planning & Development
"Our community has an over abundance of things they don't need - such as liquor stores."
For more than 60 years, La Cita bar has wrapped its arms around a diverse set of the city’s residents — from recent Central American immigrants to second generation Chicanx feminists — making people feel at home amid its red tiles and sparkling lights.
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