New Councilmembers to Be Installed Next Monday Alex Fisch Expected to Become New Mayor
December 10, 2020
Albert Vera, Yasmine-Imani McMorrin and incumbent Goran Eriksson, the three newly-elected members of the Culver City Council, will be sworn in virtually on Monday at the next Council meeting.
Vice Mayor Alex Fisch will most likely take over the mayoral reins and current Councilmember Daniel Lee is expected to be elected Vice Mayor, provided the Council follows the rotation policy regarding those two ceremonial posts.
Traditionally, city councils have always voted to make sure everyone on their panel gets a chance to serve as vice mayor and mayor before anyone else got a second turn. Most of those votes were unanimous, even between political opponents.
However, three years ago, the rotation policy that was thrown aside in one of the "worst kept secrets in Culver City." At that time, Mayor Thomas Small nominated for the vice mayor post Meghan Sahli-Wells – who had already served a term as mayor – effectively putting her in line to again serve as mayor the following year, her last year in office. She finished her second term on the Council last month.
In August, Small decided not to seek re-election to the Council as he plans to be very involved as the CEO of Culver City Forward, a "public-private partnership that will engage businesses and government stakeholders to address the most urgent challenges in Culver City."
The mayor and vice mayor are elected by members of the City Council and each councilmember has one vote and an equal voice on the panel.
If you wish to attend the virtual Council meeting, you need to register prior to joining in on the Webex event. Instructions on how to register and participate can be found online at http://www.culvercity.org or http://www.city-city.legistar.com .
City Council meetings can be viewed live in Culver City on Channel 35 by Time Warner subscribers, on Channel 37 by Frontier FIOS subscribers and Channel 99 for AT&T Uverse subscribers.