Wesson Nominates Councilwoman Nury Martinez to Lead Legislative Body of Nation’s Second Largest City
After a distinguished and accomplished eight years serving as president of the Los Angeles City Council, Council President Herb Wesson announced his intention to step away from the presidency on Nov. 27, in January while he shifts his focus to his campaign to become the Los Angeles County 2nd District Supervisor and continues to serve the constituents of the 10th District for his remaining year as a councilmember.
In the motion announcing his intentions, Wesson also indicated his support of Councilwoman and President Pro Tem Nury Martinez to lead the Council, and Councilmember Joe Buscaino to succeed Martinez as president pro tem.
“Serving Los Angeles as the first Black council president and 10th District councilmember has been the honor of a lifetime,” said Wesson. “I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish as a unified Council over the last eight years, and have no doubt that the good governance that has helped to make Los Angeles the greatest city in the world will carry on under our next president.”
Wesson has led the government of the nation’s second largest city since 2012 in tandem with two mayors – 41st Mayor of LA Antonio Villaraigosa and current L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti. Wesson is the longest serving City Council president since the legendary John Ferraro.
Under Wesson’s leadership, the Los Angeles City Council has passed some of the most progressive public policy that has improved the lives of millions of Angelenos and often sparked similar actions in local and state governments across the country. Some of Wesson’s most significant accomplishments as council president include:
Published: November 29, 2019