Part-time Compton mayor often absent from meetings

Eric J. Perrodin, Mayor of the city of Compton
Eric J. Perrodin, Mayor of the city of Compton

Compton's part-time mayor, Eric Perrodin, is often absent from meetings and when he does show up, he sometimes arrives late or leaves early, according to a published report.

The Los Angeles Times reports Sunday that Perrodin, who earns one of the highest salaries in LA County for a part-time mayor, attended only 59 of 162 city council and commission meetings over the past year.

According to records reviewed by the Times, on some occasions when Perrodin did show up, he was more than an hour late or left the meeting in less than half an hour.

The mayor tells the newspaper he misses more meetings than he would like because of his busy schedule as a full-time county prosecutor.

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