‘Oh, I’m the Mayor’

There seemed to be some confusion at a Montebello City Council meeting Wednesday over the mayorship.

Newly sworn-in Mayor Rosie Vasquez repeatedly addressed former Mayor Bill Molinari as “Mr. Mayor.”

It happened so many times that City Attorney Arnold Alvarez-Glasman had to tell Vasquez to stop referring to Molinari as the mayor.

Vasquez laughed, looked at the audience and said, “oh, I’m the Mayor.”

Councilman Robert Urteaga slipped a couple times as well. He said he needs to get used to the new rotation.

  • Most of Montebello wishes Molinari was still Mayor. We think that Vasquez will soon wish it too when she faces the voters over her Athens deal and misspent tax dollars.