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The Los Angeles City Council’s online meeting came to order as scheduled on Tuesday morning, ending questions about whether the body would have the 10-person quorum necessary to proceed, with key votes expected on the council’s presidency, an expansion of the council and the future of redistricting.
A vote on a new council president is scheduled to take place, though it’s unclear whether any contender will have the eight votes necessary to become the legislative body’s next leader. Councilmembers Curren Price and Paul Krekorian have both been vying for the presidency. Price did not appear to be present at the start of the meeting.
Embattled Councilmembers Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo, who are facing immense pressure to resign, were not present on the Zoom meeting. Acting President Mitch O’Farrell said the meeting would be held via video after a member had tested positive for COVID-19.
The pending decision for a new president comes after former President Nury Martinez’s resignation last week, in the wake of an audio recording on which she is heard making racist comments. De León and Cedillo were also part of the October 2021 conversation captured in the surreptitiously recorded audio that was reported on Oct. 9 by The Times.
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