Statement on Resignation of Councilmember Martinez

LOS ANGELES (October 12, 2022) - Councilmember Krekorian's statement on the resignation of Councilmember Martinez appears below. 

Our city’s healing from this injury caused by those who violated our trust can only begin when they take responsibility for their actions.   Nury Martinez has done the right thing and resigned from the City Council.  Councilmembers Cedillo and De León must now do the same.   They swore an oath to serve the people of this city, and the only way they can honor that oath now is by stepping down.  Every hour they delay risks more damage to the city we love, and more division among the people we represent.  I hope and expect that they will do what is best for the city and resign immediately.