LONG BEACH — Councilman Warren Harwood became this city's new vice mayor last week with an unanimous vote from his colleagues.
Edd Tuttle stepped down from the position, saying he wants to dedicate more time to his own district and to the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission, where he represents Long Beach.
Calling the job he has held for a year "a very positive experience," Tuttle quipped to his colleagues at last Tuesday's council meeting: "The mayor gets all the glory, and the vice mayor gets all the grunt work."
Doing the "grunt work" is fine, Tuttle said after the meeting, but it's "not relevant to the people who put me in office. . . . I'm up for reelection next spring, and I want my constituents to know I'm doing a good job."