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L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez stepped down from her powerful position Monday morning, a day after incendiary leaked audio exploded into public Sunday. It appears that she will remain on the 15-member legislative body.
The move will almost certainly trigger behind-the-scenes jockeying at City Hall over who will replace her, along with further questions about whether she retains her seat on the council.
Martinez reiterated her apologies in a Monday morning statement, saying she was “truly ashamed.”
“I ask for forgiveness from my colleagues and from the residents of this city that I love so much. In the end, it is not my apologies that matter most; it will be the actions I take from this day forward. I hope that you will give me the opportunity to make amends,” Martinez said. “Therefore, effective immediately I am resigning as President of the Los Angeles City Council.”