By now you have read the Daily Breeze article on the firing of long-time City Attorney Russell Miyahira, who served the city for the last 35 years. Needless to say, it was about time he was replaced.
The “new” majority on the council promptly hired Vincent Ewing, who has over a decade of experience serving local municipal governments and entities, and is now allegedly being thwarted by the behavior of Mayor Alex Vargas and the staff in the city attorney’s office.
Hawthorne taxpayers are paying upwards of $2 million annually in contracted with outside legal counsel. What will Ewing uncover now that he has taken over? Why is Vargas meddling in the office? Is it because Ewing is Black?