Jim Mussenden, 59, of Glendora, who had been the city manager since 2006, was among 30 people arrested Thursday by Pomona police during a sting on prostitutes and their customers.
The City Council had scheduled a closed meeting today to discuss the arrest, but in a letter dated Oct. 15, which Deputy City Attorney Dave Gondek said he received this morning, Mussenden said he was resigning without severance or other compensation, the Los Angeles Times reported on its Web site.
In a 5 to 0 vote, the City Council appointed Rene Bobadilla, 38, as interim city manager.
"It was a tough decision, but (the resignation) kind of made it easier on everyone to move on," Councilwoman Pat Wallach told The Times.
She said Mussenden had called each council member to apologize.
Gondek said any city property in Mussenden's possession - including the
Toyota Avalon he was driving when he was arrested, would be returned soon.
Some residents showed up at today's meeting to support Mussenden.
"These things happen with men," resident Kim Goddard, 56, told the council. "None of you are fit to sit on an ethic committee."
Bobadilla's temporary appointment will last 90 days.
He told The Times he had mixed feelings. "It's bittersweet," he said.
"Not exactly the way you'd like to become interim city manager."
Weekend temperatures were mild at 0-7 degrees above average. Mountain and deserts humidity will decrease through Monday as high pressure moves over Southern California.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
At least two children had to be hospitalized Sunday as a result of a major crash that blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
On Saturday, the community of Alpine turned out to help the victims of the devastating West Fire. Dozens packed the Alpine Community Center for a special fundraiser hosted by News 8’s Shawn Styles.
A suspected drunken motorist in a Mercedes Benz on Sunday suffered "numerous serious facial injuries" in the Skyline community of San Diego when he crashed his vehicle into a house, which sustained minor damage, a police officer said.
Military officials on Saturday identified the San Diego- based Marine at the center of a search in the seas southeast of the Philippines that was called off earlier this week.
As the heatwave continues to torment people, shockingly high electricity bills seem to be an added annoyance this summer.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.