Calls for Los Angeles City Councilmembers to resign continued to mount on Monday, as the fallout from an incendiary leaked conversation radiated through the city. The three men have been under fire since last week when City News Service released audio recordings which revealed them making racist and anti-immigrant remarks.
L.A.’s political and civic establishment — including major figures who’d issued more subdued statements a day prior — had taken the temperature of the city and found it white-hot amid a growing national scandal.
Amid mounting calls for Los Angeles City Council members to resign following the release of an explosive audio recording, the city’s political and civic establishment — including major figures who’d issued more subdued statements a day prior — took the temperature of the city and found it white-hot amid a growing national scandal.
The political implosion, unparalleled in recent L.A. history, was set off by a leaked audio recording reported Sunday by The Times.
Los Angeles is in the grip of an unprecedented scandal that has swept up members of the City Council, their aides and city employees amid scandalous revelations about intimate encounters, financial impropriety, breathtaking greed and a lack of transparency.
On Thursday, Los Angeles City Hall became the stage for some of the worst political drama in recent memory when Los Angeles County Democratic leaders and other elected officials called for nine city council members to resign or be removed from office. The calls came after weeks of public outcry over two sexual harassment scandals that have roiled government since mid-December.
Los Angeles City Council members are facing mounting calls to resign following a leaked recording of a conversation that took place roughly a year ago during a meeting over the city’s redistricting process. The leaked conversation was laced with racist comments, and the group disparaged other politicians by using the n-word.