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The Los Angeles City Council struggled on Monday to find a way out of the crisis that has engulfed City Hall over the last week, with two embattled councilmembers losing their committee assignments and a potentially divisive vote looming over the council’s top leadership post.
Acting L.A. City Council President Mitch O’Farrell announced early in the day that he had removed Councilmembers Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo from an array of council committee assignments — the latest in a series of attempts to pressure the two men to step down, following reports that they participated in a secretly recorded conversation where racist and disparaging remarks were made.
The two councilmembers were pulled from committees dealing with real estate development, housing, homelessness and other issues. Protesters have settled in near De León’s Eagle Rock home, setting up tents and saying they don’t intend to leave until he resigns.
By the end of the afternoon, the council was on the brink of a leadership fight, with at least two members competing to replace Nury Martinez, who resigned from the presidency last week and then stepped down from the council entirely.