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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.

Dan Crandell January 23, 2013 at 01:49 PM
Note to the City Council. Be prepared to answer some really tough questions. You have some explaining to do. This meeting is not recommended for the faint or weak at heart. Leave the babies at home.
sayitisntso January 23, 2013 at 03:36 PM
To re-appoint Spicer would be adding INSULT TO INJURY \. The council would be giving its blessings to Spicer and Shaw for their conduct in circumventing the political process. That seat should be left open or filled during the interim by anyone but Spicer.
sayitisntso January 23, 2013 at 03:50 PM
I checked with the City Clerk and Shaw took his papers out to run for re-election Monday 1/14/2013, I have spoken to three people who saw Shaw and Spicer together on Tuesday 1/15/2013. Wednesday 1/16/2013 the Nomination process for City Council closes without Shaw turning in his Nomination Papers and Thursday 1/17/2013 Shaw submits his resignation from the City Council. Coincidence??? I don't think so! Do any of you???
Craig Covell January 23, 2013 at 03:53 PM
I agree, the council spot occupied by Spicer is now open and he is not a councilman at this time. He should be removed from the council. The council should re-open the filing period for council seats and reschedule the election. There are probably a few that would have run, but they figured the open seats were a lock for Shaw and Spicer. In light of what has transpired, the election should be rescheduled.
Raymond Aguirre January 23, 2013 at 04:06 PM
At this point, I would run against Spicer. There seems to be a huge lack of integrity on his part, as well as Shaws. Most politicians lack Integrity. It's time to appoint people who will look out for the best interests of Monrovians and not themselves......
sayitisntso January 23, 2013 at 04:07 PM
I wish they could but State law doesn't allow for that.
sayitisntso January 23, 2013 at 04:20 PM
If Spicer was a better man he would withdraw his Council Nomination Papers and refuse an appointment if offered. I'm guessing he is not willing to do that! What do you think???
Dan Crandell January 23, 2013 at 05:47 PM
If what you are saying is true bring those three people to Thursdays meeting. Cyrus do remember "trust but verify" ?
sayitisntso January 23, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Many people in this town are afraid to speak out for various reasons. I'll ask but can't promise.
Dan Crandell January 23, 2013 at 06:06 PM
Collusion is or can be considered against the law. This will be interesting for sure.
Dan Crandell January 23, 2013 at 06:31 PM
It would seem that fear runs rampant in the City of Monrovia. This dysfunctional council better fear us as well.
Dalilah M. January 23, 2013 at 09:20 PM
Is the meeting tomorrow still at 4:00 or did they change it to accomodate the public?
Larry Byrd January 23, 2013 at 09:29 PM
City Agenda says 7:30 P.M. Here's a link to the Agenda: http://www.ci.monrovia.ca.us/images/content/city_government/city_clerks_office/agendas/01-24-2013/01-24-2013aspecialmtgelection.pdf LB
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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