Saturday, June 24, 2017
City Council Votes in President, Pro-tem
By City News Service
Published July 12, 2007

CNS – Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti won a second term as council president thanks to a unanimous vote by his colleagues July 3.

Garcetti, the son of a former district attorney, became council president on Jan. 1, 2006, after his predecessor, Alex Padilla, stepped down to concentrate on his successful bid for the state Senate’s 20th District seat.

As council president, Garcetti runs meetings, makes committee assignment and helps set the council agendas, among other things. The council president serves a two-year term.

Garcetti was elected to the City Council’s 13th District to represent the Hollywood area in 2001 and re-elected in 2005.

“I want to thank all of my colleagues for the honor of serving as your council president, I accept this position with purpose,” Garcetti told his colleagues.

“We represent very different parts of the city, but we serve one people,” he said. “And just as we take an oath to serve the people of Los Angeles, I promise to you today to do everything in my power to serve you over the next two years.”

Councilwoman Wendy Greuel was unanimously elected by her peers as council president pro-tem. Greuel was elected to the council’s 2nd District seat in 2002 to fill the remainder of the term of longtime Councilman Joel Wachs.

Greuel was elected to her first full term in 2003 and re-elected in March to represent the northeast San Fernando Valley.

Categories: Political

Get the Taste of Soul App!




Photo of the Day

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:

© 2017 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

Contact UsAboutMedia KitCorrections & Misprints

Privacy PolicyTerms of Service

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing and Legacy print subscribers, please Login / Register »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 6 months free!

LIMITED OFFER - FREE 6 MONTHS! Don’t miss out on this limited time offer - subscribe for FREE now!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »