The Los Angeles City Council recently voted to confirm Heather Hutt as the provisional member of the tenth district council, replacing Mark Ridley-Thomas who was suspended due to federal corruption charges. Hutt, a native of the district which stretches from Koreatown to Leimert Park in South Los Angeles, is the first woman to represent the district and South Los Angeles in a decade. In a letter addressed to the City Council, former acting representative of the 10th District Herb Wesson expressed his gratitude for the appointment and argued that residents of the district deserve “a voting voice.” Following Wesson's resignation, City Council Speaker Nury Martinez filed a motion proposing Hutt's appointment as alternate district councillor. The confirmation of Heather Hutt as the tenth district councilman is an important milestone for Los Angeles.
Her appointment marks a new era for the city, one that is more inclusive and representative of its diverse population. With her experience and knowledge of the district, Hutt is well-positioned to serve her constituents and make a positive impact on the community.