Lynwood mayor, 3 council members voted out - 2007-09-27
Mayor Louis Byrd and council members Fernando Pedroza, Alfreddie Johnson Jr. and Leticia Vasquez were recalled by some 2,300 voters, or about 70% of those who cast ballots in Tuesday's election, according to unofficial results by the Los Angeles registrar-recorder.
The recall comes four months after five current and former council members were charged by Los Angeles County prosecutors with using public funds to boost their salaries and pay for personal expenses.
The four recalled council members had tried to block the special election, going as far as firing the city clerk. But a judge and then the state Legislature ordered the election to go forward -- under the supervision of county election officials.