The city is ranked as the second worst small city in the country to live in.
She gathered this information from the following website, Wallet Hub, and this article:
2015’s Best & Worst Small Cities in America
The columnist Richie Bernardo supplied the following information to elucidate the rating criteria:
Inevitably, life in a small city demands some tradeoffs such as shorter business hours, a heavier reliance on cars and fewer dating opportunities. WalletHub’s analysts compared 1,268 small cities in the U.S. to find the ones where residents don’t have to give up much. Our data set includes a total of 22 metrics, ranging from housing costs to school-system quality to the number of restaurants per capita. You can find the complete ranking, a detailed methodology and additional expert commentary below.
The city is not the worst, but SECOND TO LAST!
Particularly disturbing out this information, California cities round out the bottom 40, and lower than the poorest city in the most liberal state in the union: Woonsocket, Rhode Island, a city which the Washington Post had covered extensively, exposing the intense and permeating government dependence throughout the city and its residences.
|Huntington Park, CA: The Second Worst City in America|
The Providence Journal even printed an editorial I wrote about the the city.
Huntington Park - not the worst city, but second to the worst.
What could contribute to this city's terrible rating? The prevalence of illegal aliens, perhaps, along with the rogue disregard for the rule of law. The city council is racking up allegations of corruption and financial malfeasance on a weekly basis. The streets and shops are in poor condition, and residents do not operate their business in compliance with municipal codes.
Gangs are rampant in the city, selling drugs. Marijuana usage and loitering are prevalent in city parks.
The police department has only four officers, and rumors indicate that the city council is firing large numbers of city staff and pocketing the money for themselves.
Greg Aprahamian of We the People Rising cautioned the city council: "If you lie with dogs, you end up with fleas." Corruption breeds corruption, and residents seeking a higher quality of life will flee to better climes. Property owners should demand better government and new leaders in their city before Bell tops them on this list.
The city council must rescind the appointments of the two illegal aliens from the city commissions, then stop wasting time and money on useless, needless projects, The city must stop harassing upstanding, law-abiding citizens like Nick Ionnidis and support the rule of law.