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Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin De León said Wednesday that he will not resign following leaked audio of an incendiary closed-door conversation that he took part in — a position that drew an immediate outcry from some City Hall colleagues who have called for his removal.
After remaining silent for more than a week, De León gave two television interviews during which he repeatedly apologized for his role in a discussion last year where racist and demeaning language was used.
De León said he intended to stay in office to help his downtown and Eastside district and that his constituents “deserve representation.”
“No, I will not resign, because there is a lot of work ahead,” De León said in an interview with Noticiero Univision, describing the problems of COVID, homelessness, and rental evictions in the district.