Waiting Out Stuckey?
The council is scheduled to discuss the matter again today. Under city charter rules, the council can take up to 10 meetings -- through Feb. 1 -- to consider whether to overrule Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's decision last month to fire Stuckey, who made a plea for reinstatement on Jan.
Today marked the council's sixth meeting in which a decision was held over.
If no decision is made, it would be the equivalent of denying Stuckey's appeal, according to the City Attorney's Office.
It would take 10 votes on the 15-member council to overturn the firing of a general manager, but only eight to approve a severance payment. Stuckey was fired Dec. 15 and replaced with Ed Boks, who held a similar job in New York City and favors a no-kill policy regarding pets which cannot be adopted.