Thirteen-year Montebello resident Larry Salazar, who helped run the successful campaign that stopped the city from acquiring land-taking power in south Montebello, has announced his candidacy for the City Council in November.
Salazar, head of Citizens Against Eminent Domain, is the second person to formally announce a campaign for city office since voters defeated two ballot measures that would have given the Community Redevelopment Agency the power of eminent domain in two industrial sections of the city.
Activist Shirley Garcia, who worked with Salazar, announced her candidacy a month after voters on April 2 rejected the controversial ballot measures.
There will be three council seats open in the Nov. 7 municipal election. Two incumbents, Arnold Glasman and Edward Pizzorno, have said they plan to run for reelection, and Mayor William Nighswonger has announced that he will retire.