LA Council faces uncertainty amid furor over racist remarks


              Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin takes his seat after speaking about the racist comments directed towards his son during Tuesday's council meeting on Oct. 11, 2022, after Nury Martinez stepped down as council president and took a leave of absence following the release of racist comments with councilmen Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León. (Sarah Reingewirtz/The Orange County Register via AP)
            
              Los Angeles City Council member Mike Bonin pauses while speaking to his supporters before starting the Los Angeles City Council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Veronica Sance holds a sign in a news conference to denounce racism and demand change in response to a recorded, racially charged leaked conversation between leaders at City Hall and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President, before the Los Angeles City Council meeting outside city hall, Tuesday Oct. 11, 2022 in Los Angeles . (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Veronica Sance holds a sign in a news conference to denounce racism and demand change in response to a recorded, racially charged leaked conversation between leaders at City Hall and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President, before the Los Angeles City Council meeting outside city hall Tuesday Oct. 11, 2022 in Los Angeles . (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Faith, labor, immigrant and community members attend in a news conference to denounce racism and demand change in response to a recorded, racially charged leaked conversation between leaders at City Hall and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President, before the Los Angeles City Council meeting outside city hall Tuesday Oct. 11, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Veronica Sance holds a sign in a news conference to denounce racism and demand change in response to a recorded, racially charged leaked conversation between leaders at City Hall and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President, before the Los Angeles City Council meeting outside city hall Tuesday Oct. 11, 2022 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              FILE - Mike Bonin, Los Angeles city council member, speaks during a press conference at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on May 24, 2021, in Los Angeles. Nury Martinez, the president of the Los Angeles City Council resigned from the post Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, after she was heard making racist comments and other coarse remarks in a leaked recording of a conversation with other Latino leaders. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)
            
              FILE - Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez addresses a press conference held at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. The president of the Los Angeles City Council resigned from the post Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, after she was heard making racist comments and other coarse remarks in a leaked recording of a conversation with other Latino leaders. Council President Nury Martinez issued an apology and expressed shame. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool)
            
              FILE --This April 20, 2017, photo shows then-Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, in Sacramento, Calif. The president of the Los Angeles City Council resigned from the post Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, after she was heard making racist comments and other coarse remarks in a leaked recording of a conversation with other Latino leaders. Council President Nury Martinez issued an apology and expressed shame. The conversation was recorded in October 2021 and other participants were Councilmembers Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León and Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera, the Los Angeles Times reported. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
            
              FILE - Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez at podium, and Mayor Eric Garcetti, standing to her right, are seen during a news conference at Los Angeles City Hall in Los Angeles on April 1, 2022. The president of the Los Angeles City Council resigned from the post Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, after she was heard making racist comments and other coarse remarks in a leaked recording of a conversation with other Latino leaders. Council President Nury Martinez issued an apology and expressed shame. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
LA Council faces uncertainty amid furor over racist remarks