The Los Angeles County Registrar certified the Inglewood District 1 runoff election March 17 and questions are looking about when the new Councilwoman will take her seat on the dais.
Gloria Gray trounced incumbent Councilman George Dotson in the March 7 runoff election by capturing over 60% of the vote. Now that the County has certified the election, residents are eager for her to take her seat.
The City Clerk’s office was contacted to determine if they were aware the results were certified.
“I do have the certification and I will be moving forward with the process on my end,” said Inglewood City Clerk Aisha Thompson.
She has declined to provide an update on when Gray will be sworn into office.
Radio ads are currently airing indicating Dotson will hold his final paper shredding event on Saturday, March 25 which indicates Gray won’t be sworn in until after that time.
Gray has yet to submit her resignation to West Basin and Metropolitan Water Districts where she currently holds seats.
Metropolitan is the wholesale water provider that serves West Basin. West Basin in turn sells water to Inglewood except for some homes in District 4 that are serviced by Golden State Water.
Several elected officials have gone through the legal process to be removed when they chose to sit on two seats that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office deemed “incompatible”.
Former Carson Mayor Albert Robles was removed from his seat on the board of the Water Replenishment District in 2018 and La Puente Councilman David Argudo is in the process of being removed from the La Puente Valley County Water District.
Emilie St. John is a freelance journalist for 2UrbanGirls.com, the South Bay Examiner, and contributing writer for the Los Angeles Wave newspaper.