With a vote of 12 to 2, the council voted to confirm Heather Hutt as a provisional member of the tenth district council, the. Hutt replaces Mark Ridley-Thomas, who was suspended after being charged with federal corruption charges. Hutt was born and raised in the district, which stretches from Koreatown to Leimert Park in South Los Angeles. In a letter addressed Thursday to the City Council obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Wesson said he was grateful to have been appointed to represent the tenth district and argued that residents of the district deserve “a voting voice.” If confirmed by the full board, Hutt will be the first woman to represent the district and the first woman to represent South Los Angeles in a decade.
A day after Herb Wesson resigned as acting representative of the 10th District, Los Angeles City Council Speaker Nury Martinez filed a motion on Friday proposing the appointment of Heather Hutt as alternate district councillor.