AG council considers asking Ed Arnold to resign
April 14, 2010
The Arroyo Grande City Council may ask Ed Arnold, their embattled colleague, to resign. [Tribune]
Mayor Tony Ferrara, along with councilmen Jim Guthrie, Chuck Fellows, and Joe Costello, will decide at the April 27th council meeting whether to send a letter to Arnold, asking for him to step down.
Arnold, first elected in 2004, and re-elected in 2008, faces a new wave of criminal allegations, including child pornography. He was already facing five felony counts from an alleged incident last December. Two more felony charges relating to child pornography have been added.
Mayor Ferrara called the charges “extremely serious.” Arnold did not attend Tuesday night’s council meeting. However, he is expected to attend a pre-preliminary court hearing Wednesday on the new charges.