Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson, who was cleared last week to serve as a temporary member of the council, moved quickly Monday to remove a longtime aide to Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas who has been serving as the district’s caretaker, that aide said.
Karly Katona, Ridley-Thomas’ chief of staff, said she and one of her colleagues, chief deputy Fernando Ramirez, were informed Monday afternoon by officials in the city clerk’s office that they were being fired immediately.
Katona has been serving as the nonvoting caretaker of the 10th District since Ridley-Thomas was suspended from his post. She said officials in the City Clerk’s office informed her that Wesson had made the decision.
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