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A quiet outrage simmered in Nury Martinez’s council district Monday after a leaked audio recording in which she is heard making racist statements as she, two other Los Angeles City Council members and a powerful labor leader disparage other politicians.
Though many residents in Van Nuys, Panorama City and North Hills were unaware of the scandal surrounding Martinez, who has represented their district since 2013, those who knew of Martinez’s racist comments were not coy with their feelings.
“She’s a racist. Plain and simple,” said Joe Salas, a plumber who has lived in Van Nuys for 17 years. “She shouldn’t be in office. That’s someone who does not speak for everyone. It makes me want to vote in the next election, so I can vote her out of office.”