Los Alamitos mayor resigns from City Council over racial e-mail [updated]
Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose has resigned from the City Council over a racial joke he sent by e-mail.
Grose announced his resignation from the City Council in a letter this morning to the city manager.
Last week, Grose said he would resign his position as mayor at Monday's council meeting after coming under fire for sending an e-mail depicting the White House lawn planted with watermelons and the title, "No Easter egg hunt this year." City officials had said he would be retaining his seat on the council.
"I have had plenty of my share of chicken and watermelon and all those kinds of jokes," Price said.
-- Times staff writers
Photo: Dean Grose. Credit: www.ci.los-alamitos.ca.us