Councilor Kevin de León appeared in the Los Angeles City Council chambers on Friday morning, appearing briefly at a council meeting for the first time since the aftermath of a leaked racist tape rocked the city in mid-October.
The question of when — or if — De León would return raged at City Hall for nearly two months. His name was frequently mentioned, although his seat remained vacant, and protesters regularly disrupted the three-week meetings to call for his resignation.
De León, who apologized after the tape, insisted he has no intention of stepping down. He began quietly rejoining the public about a month ago, attending food gifts, holiday meals and other community events but remaining absent from council chambers through Friday morning.
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-12-09/photos-chaos-erupts-after-kevin-de-leon-shows-up-at-his-first-l-a-council-meeting-since-october Photos: Chaos erupts after Kevin de León shows up at his first L.A. council meeting since October