United Democratic Club of Monterey Park, which lost its charter last year for opposing the recall of a city councilman who is a Republican, has regained the charter.
Terry De Wolfe, club president, said the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee has voted 21 to 16 to restore the charter.
The club had come under attack for opposing the campaign to recall Councilman Barry L. Hatch, a Republican, and Councilwoman Pat Reichenberger, who is a Democrat and a club member. The recall move was unsuccessful.
Although the council post is a nonpartisan one, Democrats on the county Central Committee had opposed the club's efforts to protect Hatch's position.