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Spicer's Appointment to City Council Nullified By Shaw's Resignation

The resignation of Clarence Shaw ends his replacement's tenure on the council as well, but he could be quickly re-appointed.

The resignation of former City Councilman Clarence Shaw also nullified the appointment of his replacement Larry Spicer, according to city records.

Spicer's removal from the City Council could be temporary, however, because the council could re-appoint him during a special meeting Thursday that will also determine the fate of the city's elections.

The council could decide to appoint Spicer again to fill Shaw's term through April or choose another replacement within 60 days of Shaw's resignation, city records show.

"If the City Council chooses to appoint a replacement, you are not legally bound by any past practice in determining whom the Council will appoint," a council agenda report written by City Manager Laurie Lile reads. "The only legal requirement is that the appointee must be a registered voter and resident in the City at the time of the appointment."

The method used to decide who will replace Shaw is entirely up to the council, according to the report. The appointment must be made and discussed in open session and the person appointed must be a registered voter and a resident of Monrovia.

Cathy McCallum January 23, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Oh, my lord. People are afraid? Of what, exactly? That they'll be targeted by the Monrovia Society of Conspiracy Theorists and Loose Cannons? You guys are beyond belief.
Gem City Dude Man January 24, 2013 at 12:11 AM
I do not know the law of this case. But as a citizen, I would think an appointment is only necessary under special circumstances. It sounds to me those special circumstances have played out, and now it is time for an election. Let the people speak and determine who is THEIR representative should be. Let Spicer run on his merit and let democracy have its day.
Bonnie Card January 24, 2013 at 12:50 AM
I'd like to vote, please.
slowsloth January 24, 2013 at 06:37 AM
If the city council keeps Spicer as a councilman they would only be adding salt to open wounds of many in the Monrovia & Duarte Community.
sayitisntso January 24, 2013 at 04:49 PM
They are Old Town merchants that don't want you, the gamy group from the Chamber and code enforcement targeting them and their businesses. Fact not theory.

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