Whittier Daily News: Norwalk, La Habra Heights poised to say they have no confidence in LA DA

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Whittier Daily News: Norwalk, La Habra Heights poised to say they have no confidence in LA DA

Two more Whittier-area cities are poised to cast a vote of no confidence in Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.

Both directed their respective staffers to bring back resolutions of no confidence for approve at future meetings. Norwalk City Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday, June 15, while La Habra Heights’ City Council voted 3-2 on Monday, June 14.

Norwalk is expected to act in a special meeting on Tuesday, June 22, while La Habra Heights won’t return to the dais until July 12. Earlier on June 1, the city councils of San Gabriel and Temple City also approved votes of no confidence.

So far, 18 cities have had similar votes, including Arcadia, Azusa, Beverly Hills, Covina, Diamond Bar, Hidden Hills,  Lancaster, La Mirada, Manhattan, Palos Verdes Estates, Pico Rivera, Redondo Beach, Rosemead, Santa Clarita, San Gabriel, Santa Fe Springs, Temple City and Whittier.

Max Szabo, a spokesman for Gascón, said Wednesday, June 16 by phone that with 88 cities in Los Angeles County, the number of cities approving votes of no confidence isn’t particularly large.

“George was elected by the majority of voters in Los Angeles County,” Szabo said. “He wasn’t elected by a majority of politicians on these largely conservative city councils.”

Meanwhile a campaign to collect signatures to recall Gascón is under way.

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