Bell election results expected to be certified by L.A. County Board of Supervisors
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to certify Tuesday the results of Bell’s recent election, permitting the scandal-plagued city to install its all-new, all-novice City Council this week.
The action would enable the Bell city clerk to install the newly elected City Council within 48 hours.
The supervisors are expected to act on behalf of the Bell City Council, which is unable to certify the election results. Two council members, George Mirabal and Luis Artiga, resigned before the March 8 election, and two of the other council members accused of corruption, Teresa Jacobo and Mayor Oscar Hernandez, have been ordered by an L.A. County Superior Court judge to stay away from City Hall and not participate in city business. As a result, the five-member council has been left without a quorum to conduct meetings.
Last month, the California Legislature passed emergency legislation allowing the county supervisors to accept the results on the city of Bell’s behalf.
The newly elected council members are Danny Harber, Ana Maria Quintana, Ali Saleh, Nestor Valencia and Violeta Alvarez.
-- Rong-Gong Lin II