Councilmember Curren Price and Council President Paul Krekorian. (Courtesy photo)

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Oct. 25 to elect Councilmember Curren Price for the position of Council President Pro Tempore.

In light of the racist City Hall recording scandal, the LA City Council last week named Councilmember Paul Krekorian as its new Council President. On Friday, Oct. 21, Council President Krekorian introduced a motion to select Councilmember Price as the next President Pro Tempore of the LA City Council.

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“I look forward to working with Council President Krekorian and my colleagues as we grapple with some of the most pressing challenges facing our City,” said Price. “Top of mind is ensuring greater representation and accountability, which includes advancing proposals to create an independent redistricting commission, increase the size of the City Council and other long-overdue charter reforms.

“At a time of rising violence, great animosity and hateful rhetoric, we must come together as one to reclaim who we are as a City. I will continue to lead the charge on progressive priorities that will benefit the entire City. Together, we will forge ahead with pathways to prosperity for all Angelenos. I am committed to doing my part to help our City heal, restore public confidence and bring honor back to City Hall.”

Councilmembers Krekorian and Price were sworn in on Tuesday as part of the new leadership that will take the reins at City Hall following the resignation of former Council President Nury Martinez. Councilmembers Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo, both of whom can be heard on the racist and hate fueled leaked audio recording, continue to defy calls to step down from their positions on the City Council.

“Curren has spent his career building bridges between communities and advocating for those who need someone in their corner. He’s been an indispensable partner in the fight for racial and economic justice — and his leadership can help lead our city out of a painful moment and into the healing, reflection, and action that can restore broken trust and unify Angelenos around the values of compassion, respect, and cooperation that will always define our people,” added Mayor Eric Garcetti