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Compton mayor often absent from meetings

According to published reports, Compton's part-time mayor, Eric Perrodin, is often absent from meetings, and when he does attend, he arrives late or leaves early.

September 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Compton's part-time mayor is often absent from meetings and when he does attend, he arrives late or leaves early, according to a published report.According to the Los Angeles Times, Mayor Eric Perrodin, who earns one of the highest salaries in Los Angeles County for being a part-time mayor, attended only 59 of 162 city council meetings and commission meetings in the past year.

Records show that on some occasions when Perrodin did show up, he was either at the meeting an hour late or left after only 30 minutes.

Perrodin said he misses many meetings because of his busy schedule as a full-time county prosecutor.

Perrodin earns $63,000 annually for his Compton duties.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.