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Fri Jul 9, 2021, 07:40 PM

Biden taps LA Mayor Garcetti as ambassador to India

Source: AFP

President Joe Biden on Friday nominated Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, an ambitious star in his Democratic Party, to be ambassador to India, with which the United States has an increasingly close relationship.

Garcetti, who has led country's second-largest city since 2013 with a focus on improving transportation and sustainability, declined to run for president last year but has been widely seen as seeking to burnish his credentials with a new job.

A Rhodes scholar who spent 12 years as an intelligence officer in the US Navy Reserves and plays jazz piano on the side, Garcetti said in a statement that he had "committed my life to service."

"And should I be confirmed, I'll bring this same energy, commitment and love for this city to my new role and will forge partnerships and connections that will help Los Angeles," Garcetti said.



Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/biden-taps-la-mayor-garcetti-as-ambassador-to-india/ar-AALYARu?li=BBnbcA1&ocid=DELLDHP

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Reply Biden taps LA Mayor Garcetti as ambassador to India (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 9 OP
BigmanPigman Jul 9 #1
NurseJackie Jul 10 #2
NYC Liberal Jul 10 #3
NurseJackie Jul 10 #4
Flash953 Jul 10 #5

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 9, 2021, 10:54 PM

1. Cool, good choice Joe.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 08:15 AM

2. Does this require a special election? Or will someone automatically move-up to become mayor.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 12:50 PM

3. Appointment and then an election:

Sec. 409. Filling Vacancies in the Offices of Mayor, City Attorney, Controller and Member of the City Council.

Vacancies in the offices of Mayor, City Attorney, Controller and members of the City Council shall be filled by appointment or election in the manner set forth in this section.

(a) Appointment. The Council may fill a vacancy by appointing a person to hold the office for the portion of the unexpired term remaining until the next second Monday in December of an even-numbered year. If any portion of the term remains after that date, the Council shall also call a special election or elections to fill the remainder of the term, and shall consolidate the election with the primary nominating election and general municipal election next following the appointment. If a vacancy is filled by appointment after the first date fixed by law for filing a Declaration of Intention to become a candidate at the next primary nominating election, the person appointed shall hold the office for the remainder of the unexpired term.

(b) Special Election. The Council may call a special election, and special runoff election, if necessary, by ordinance for the purpose of filling the vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term. The Council shall provide in the ordinance for the consolidation of the election with any other election and for the procedure for nominating candidates, including the amount of the filing fee, if any, to be paid by candidates and other matters pertaining to the election. The Council also may appoint a person to hold the office temporarily until the vacancy election is conducted and the election results are certified and declared.


https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/los_angeles/latest/laac/0-0-0-1590

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 01:15 PM

4. Thank you!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jul 10, 2021, 01:20 PM

5. This kind of sucks.. Who is going to Oversee the Great LA water project?



LA county needs to take all of its waste water and convert it to drinkable water. Currently the waste water is sent out to the Ocean.

Hopefully LA county will continue to do great things with out his leadership.

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