Lynwood Voters Oust Mayor, Three City Council Members

Voters in Lynwood have overwhelmingly ousted the mayor and three council members in a sweeping recall election called after years of investigations, allegations of corruption and a grandiose proposal for an NFL stadium.

Mayor Louis Byrd and council members Fernando Pedroza, Alfreddie
Johnson Jr. and Leticia Vasquez were recalled by about 70 percent
of voters who cast ballots in Tuesday's election.

Four months ago, the Los Angeles district attorney's office charged five current and former council members with using public funds to boost their salaries and pay for personal expenses.

Los Angeles County election officials must certify the election results and that certification must be signed by the Board of Supervisors.

The remaining City Council members would normally appoint replacements, but there's only one incumbent left so another city government body will have to do that.

City manager Roger Haley, who came from Long Beach in August, says he expects city staff and county officials to discuss what the next steps will be.


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