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San Fernando mayor, councilwoman to be part of recall

San Fernando Mayor Brenda Esqueda is seen in this file photo.

July 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
San Fernando's mayor and a city council member will be part of a recall election following two sex scandals.

Mayor Brenda Esqueda was allegedly involved with a married police sergeant. Councilwoman Maribel De La Torre had an affair with Mario Hernandez, another council member who recently resigned.

Residents, who pushed for the recall, say they're ready to move forward.

"It's a breath of fresh air. We are going to have a good shot at making sure this city stays viable, that the residents are going to get what they want and demand, and the leadership in this city has a chance of being transparent for once," said recall committee member Julian Ruelas.

De La Torre and Hernandez's affair ended with both filing restraining orders and De La Torre being charged with battery and vandalism. Hernandez is now asking the charges be dropped.