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312-76 EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP)

Exam Title : EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP)
Exam ID : 312-76
Exam Duration : 240 mins
Questions in test : 150
Passing Score : 70%
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Introduction to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
- Overview of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
- Trends in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
- Understanding Best Practices in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
- Overview of Business Continuity Management (BCM)
- Understanding Best Practices and Standards of BCM 9%
Risk Assessment
- Overview of Risk and its Terminology
- Understanding Risk Assessment Process
- Understanding Best Practices and Standards in Risk Management 7%
Business Impact Analysis and Business Continuity Plan
- Overview of Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
- Understanding Standards of BIA
- Understanding How to Perform BIA
- Overview of Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
- Overview of Business Continuity Strategy Design 12%
Data Backup Strategies
- Overview of Data Backup
- Understanding RAID Technology
- Overview of SAN and NAS
- Understanding Types of Data Backup
- Understanding Cloud Data and Disaster Recovery
- Overview of Infrastructure Technologies
- Understanding Data Protection Continuum and Best Practices in Backup 17%
Data Recovery Strategies
- Overview of Data Recovery
- Understanding Data Recovery Process and Best Practices
- Understanding Virtualization-Based Disaster Recovery
- Understanding Best Practices and Standards in Virtualization
- Understanding System Recovery
- Overview of Centralized and Decentralized Computing
- Overview of Centralized Backup, Data Consolidation, and Survivable Storage Systems 37%
Disaster Recovery Planning Process
- Overview of Disaster Recovery Planning
- Understanding Disaster Recovery Planning Process and Methodology 10%
BCP Testing, Maintenance, and Training
- Overview of Business Continuity Plan Testing
- Maintaining and Auditing the Business Continuity Plan
- Overview of BCP Training Program 8%

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"NetCom Learning launches C|EH v12 training program for organizations looking to train their employees on essential ethical hacking skills"

EC-Council recently announced the launch of the latest version of the world’s no. 1 credential in ethical hacking – C|EH v12. NetCom Learning, a leading IT and business training organization, being an official partner of EC-Council is offering C|EH v12 training program.

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In a close vote on Thursday night, La Crosse City Council decided against the purchase of a commercial property to convert into affordable housing units.

The property is located on the northside of La Crosse on Monitor Street and would have been purchased with funds allocated for housing from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The plan was to add 30 affordable housing units — meaning residents wouldn’t pay more than 30% of their income for rent.

“I think we have a critical need for all types of housing in the city, affordable housing of any sort,” said council member Jennifer Trost, who voted in favor of the purchase on Thursday night as well as in three other committee meetings.

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Seven members voted against the purchase of the property, and six members voted in favor of the purchase. Those who voted against were Andrea Richmond (District 1), Scott Neumeister (District 2), Larry Sleznikow (District 4), Jenasea Hameister (District 5), Chris Kahlow (District 6), Chris Woodard (District 9) and Mark Neumann (District 13).

“The reason I voted against the purchase of the property was number one, the price tag and number two, I don’t think we should be extinguishing all of our ARPA funds right away,” Woodard said. “We have until 2026 to use them up. Who knows what is going to come down the road for the city of La Crosse?”

Woodard said he would support a developer purchasing the Monitor Street property for apartments, but was not comfortable with the city buying it.

The plan was for the city to purchase the property and prepare the land for a developer. The only cost the city would have incurred for the project was the purchase of the property.

“It’s the government coming in and promoting housing in a way that the free market doesn’t always,” Trost said. “There are all kinds of examples of this kind of process. So I see it as one more in a long line of projects like this.”

Many housing projects the city has undertaken have occurred this way. Current projects that have followed this pattern include the River Point District project and the housing project on Fourth and Jackson Street, in Woodard’s district.

“I think that if we were to bring any other [housing] project on at the same time, we might be shooting ourselves in the foot,” Woodard said.

City staff regularly look for properties in La Crosse that the city could purchase in order to carry out one of the missions of the council to provide more housing.

“If this project didn’t meet [council members] criteria, what sorts of projects would,” Trost said. “I think council members who were uncomfortable with this could help city staff be more directed.”

The purchase price for the property is listed at $2,295,000.

The property at 811 Monitor St. is currently zoned for the Industrial Lighting District. Earlier in the meeting the council voted to rezone the property to the Multiple Dwellings District to be suitable for housing. However, the rezoning was conditional to the purchase of the property.

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Killexams : Common Council to get input on grant app

The Oneonta Common Council will host two public hearings during its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The council will hear from residents about the plan to apply for a $12 million grant through the Restore NY Communities Initiative Round 6 Municipal Grant Program for the demolition and reconstruction of the property at 27 Market Street.

The demolition of the building and the new building are estimated to cost $16 million. The grant program requires a local match, which is $4 million, the resolution said.

The second public hearing relates to a change in Common Council meetings, which would allow a member of council to attend the meeting via videoconference “under extraordinary circumstances.” The law is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and would allow council members who has a “disability, illness, caregiving responsibilities, or any other significant or unexpected factor or event which precludes the member’s physical attendance at such meeting” to attend via videoconference, the resolution said.

Earlier this year, the state legislature passed an amendment to Section 103 of the Open Meetings Law that permits public bodies to let their representatives attend meetings by videoconferencing if they pass a resolution doing so.

In addition to the two public hearings, the council will discuss a resolution to change the rules pertaining to off-campus housing for fraternities, sororities and other associations. Council members discussed the resolution during its Sept. 20, meeting and decided it needed further discussion during their next meeting.

“The proposed revision to section 300-34 ‘Fraternity, sorority and membership association houses’ is intended to update and clarify the language to ensure the permitting process satisfies the legislative intent,” city Administrator Greg Mattice said in an email to The Daily Star.

Code Enforcement Officer Stephen Yerly said during the Sept. 20, meeting, “We want to allow the council to be representative of communities that are saturated with fraternity and sorority housing as all members represent a different ward.”

The council will also vote on applying for a $300,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to install electric vehicle charging stations at the parking garage, the agenda said.

According to the agenda, the council will also discuss the lower Wilber Park basketball court.

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Killexams : Lynchburg business owner seeks at-large seat on city council

Larry Taylor has had one message throughout the Lynchburg City Council campaign season: Bring the local government back to the people.

“I want to be [on council] to look the people in the eyes and say, ‘Talk to me, I’m here for you,’” Taylor, a local business owner and career carpenter, said in a exact interview.

This year is the third time Taylor has pursued a seat on council, having run both times prior to represent Ward II. Taylor was defeated by Ceasor Johnson in 2012 and by current Ward II Councilman Sterling Wilder in 2020.

“It’s the love of people, you know. Even in 2012 and 2020, it’s the same story. They say ‘Larry, who is serving us downtown?’ My desire is to serve the people and bring the government back to the people. The Constitution says ‘we the people,’ not ‘they’re the people.’”

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Council is made up of seven members, four of whom represent the city’s four wards and three of whom are chosen at large. This year, the three at-large seats will be on the ballot, with the three highest vote-getters earning four-year terms.

Taylor joins other new candidates Patrick Earl, Marty Misjuns, Stephanie Reed and Walter Virgil Jr., as well as incumbents Treney Tweedy and Beau Wright on the ballot, rounding out all of the candidates for this November’s election.

Taylor, along with Misjuns and Reed, have been endorsed by the Lynchburg Republican City Committee.

A 34-year resident of the city, Taylor operates his own construction company, Larry Taylor Restoration. He said he still can remember coming to the city for the first time looking to build something for himself.

“I was lost. I had lost a job, but I had tools left and a 10-speed bicycle. I would ride to the job sites on my bicycle with my tool belt on,” Taylor said.

Now, Taylor said, he wants to give back to the city that gave him a place to grow.

Taylor’s main priority is public safety, citing exact criminal activity in Lynchburg as proof that current leadership isn’t working.

“We’ve had quite a few robberies in the last few weeks, stabbings, open-air shooting. Is crime down? It doesn’t sound like crime is down to me,” Taylor said. “We need to be able to prosecute our criminals, not just say, ‘Here’s a slap on the wrist and go home.’ They need to be straightened up or they’re going to jail.”

In exact campaign events, Taylor has said the city needs to make criminals “uncomfortable,” especially in neighborhoods like his own, White Rock Hill, which he has called “crime-ridden.”

In addition to what he has called “proactive policing,” Taylor has advocated better community relations when it comes to public safety, saying “it starts in the home” in regards to building a community that follows the law.

Additionally, Taylor believes the same approach will work with the school system, saying, “Discipline starts at home. We need to teach our parents ... that you do not allow your kids to go to school and disrupt classrooms.

“Our teachers get paid, but I don’t think they get paid enough to be subject to children in that way.”

During town halls and in a exact interview, Taylor said he would completely support elected school boards in Lynchburg.

“Friendship is fine, but friendship is not always right,” Taylor said about the current appointment process for the Lynchburg City School Board. “We’ve got to give that decision back to the people.”

Taylor also is focused on economic development. His neighborhood is home to KDC/One, which announced in June it will be closing its Lynchburg facility at the end of 2023.

“We’re losing KDC,” Taylor said. “We need to have a plan in place right now that when that place closes, we have another business ready to come into that neighborhood.”

In a prior town hall, Taylor said he would “take the lead” on finding businesses that would be interested in opening up shop in the neighborhood, if he is elected.

The White Rock Hill neighborhood is special to Taylor, beyond the fact that he’s a resident.

Just a couple of years ago, Taylor said, he took a plot of land where a derelict house sat in that neighborhood and went through the demolition process.

On that land now sits a community playground used by many residents in the neighborhood. And soon, Taylor said he has plans to expand the park into an adjacent lot that currently has a derelict house.

That’s the mentality he said he wants to bring to city council.

“I’m a doer,” Taylor said. “... Let’s get this done for the people.”

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SIOUX CITY -- The Sioux City Council unanimously voted Monday to delete from its agenda the second reading of an ordinance that would have treated other domestic animals the same as dogs and cats. 

"Public input has been very negative on this," Assistant City Attorney Steven Postolka told the council, before recommending the item be deleted. 

If it had been approved, the ordinance would have expand the definition of "domestic animals" to any species that "normally is bred, raised, and is accustomed to live in or about human habitation." The list of domesticated animals would have included, but not been limited to, dogs, cats, snakes, lizards, rodents, rabbits, ferrets, and birds. 

The city currently allows no more than three dogs or cats, with a limit on no more than two of the same species. For example, residents can own two dogs and one cat or two cats and one dog.

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"We do have tools in terms of if keeping pets is a danger to public health. Obviously, we have our inspections ordinances, red tag ordinances, things of that nature," Postolka told the council. "If we have a situation, as occurred previously, where there's a large number of snakes at a residential complex and they're being bred for profit, zoning laws would come into play there, too."

During its Oct. 3 meeting, the council voted in a split decision on first consideration, in favor of the ordinance. The initial reading of the ordinance passed 3 to 2, with Matthew O'Kane and Alex Watters casting "no" votes. Three readings are required before any ordinance can pass.

The new household limits on pets were proposed after 58 snakes were removed from a townhouse at 4624 Harrison St. on July 11. Animal control officers took them after one of the 50 ball pythons escaped from an enclosure in Parker Moos' home and the owner of the adjoining townhouse found it in her garage and called police. Ball pythons are among the species classified under city code as dangerous animals, and are not permitted within city limits.

On July 26, authorities returned 50 ball pythons to Moos, who found a temporary home for them at a rural residence near Lawton, Iowa. He previously told The Journal he still has three king snakes and about a dozen corn snakes at his townhouse. Such non-venomous snakes are both permitted under city code.

The Council, by voting in favor of its consent agenda, approved a subordination agreement, which will allow a Georgia-based developer to obtain the necessary financing needed to transform the former Sioux City Hotel &amp; Conference Center into an upscale downtown senior living facility.  

Chris Myres, economic development specialist for the city, previously told The Journal that there is an old development agreement on the property and that Heritage Bank won't provide Amera SL of Sioux City financing for the project unless the subordination agreement is approved. 

According to city documents, on Sept. 21, 2015, the city council entered into a development agreement with Star Hospitality, LLC, the former owner of the property. The agreement conveyed the city-owned former escalator atrium space to Star Hospitality and required that they invest $160,000 to Excellerate the space and maintain it as a functional portion of the hotel. 

"Only very minor renovations were made to the atrium space prior to the hotel property's sale to Amera SL of Sioux City, LLC. Due to lack of maintenance, the atrium space is now in a state of extreme disrepair," the documents stated.

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Killexams : BAMBERG COUNTY COUNCIL: Goodwill Industries wants to partner with county

BAMBERG – Bamberg County Council heard from a Goodwill Industries representative on how the nonprofit could provide job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs in the county.

Monique McDaniels, vice president of community engagement for Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina, on Oct. 3 shared ways the organization could service and partner with the county.

“This county is particularly covered. We split some of it, along with our Palmetto Goodwill partner, which is the Charleston-Pee Dee area,” McDaniels said.

“Goodwill Industries takes gently donated items that we’re so gracious that the community provides to us. We resell them in our retail stores and our online platform. We take those funds and we provide job services in the community,” she said.

She continued, “We support veterans, we support seniors, we support young people, those that are re-entering the community from being incarcerated. We spend over 90 cents of every dollar back into the community of putting folks back to work. So we’re just really excited about that.”

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“Goodwill Industries is independently owned by 155 different presidents and CEOs throughout the country. ... We want to service our communities and meet them where they are and their need,” McDaniels said, before explaining the types of services Goodwill could provide locally.

“A lot of our programs stem around: How do we get people trained? How do we get them upskilled? How do we help them become independent where they are? Some of that may be entrepreneurship.

“Some of that may just be getting them new certifications, helping them go back to school. We’ll also help them get tech funding and also provide them with equipment if they just need that,” she said.

She continued, “Anything related to job services — how we get you back to work, how we can give you wrap around services — we have wonderful grant opportunities that allow us to also provide transportation, technology, Wi-Fi hotspots. So we have a lot of plethora of services that we can provide.”

She informed Councilman Larry Haynes that Goodwill had suspended its pickup services for donated items because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We have not restarted them. You would have to bring it to us unfortunately, but we appreciate your donation and supporting our mission,” McDaniels said, noting that the closest donation center and retail store is in Orangeburg.

While Councilman Evert Comer Jr. said the county does not currently have any available space in which Goodwill could set up, McDaniels said other services could be offered remotely.

“We don’t have a donation center or a retail store here, but it doesn’t mean that we can’t provide services. ... We can also co-locate somewhere if y’all have space. We’ve done that within schools, in youth centers. ... We run our programs, of course, like anyone else, where they are digital. They can be online, they can be virtual. So we can make it work for anyone that needs them,” she said.

McDaniels continued, “We teach digital skills. We help get apprenticeships for young people. Our seniors, we have trained them in getting back to work. So a lot of space just needs to be administrative, but we’re really more so looking for community partnerships.”

Also during the meeting, County Treasurer Alice Johnson gave the August financial report, stating the county had $605,689.38 in income and expenditures of $740,456.88, leaving a negative balance of $134,767.50.

When the negative bank balance at the end of August ($864,208.28) was added, the county’s regular account stood at a negative $998,975.78

Councilman Dr. Jonathan Goodman II questioned the large deficit and suggested “some type of moratorium on spending.”

While Johnson said it was important for the county to “watch what we spend and when we spend it,” County Controller Gina Smith and Preston noted that Johnson just reports on one of the county’s bank accounts.

Smith said the county is not short on cash because other bank accounts have money in them, including $822,101 in its property-tax-rollback account and $634,996 and $487,260 in its respective fire service and solid waste accounts, as of the end of August.

County Finance Director T.M. Thomas reported the general fund had year-to-date revenues as of the end of August of $983,552, with expenses coming in at $1,341,534, for a negative general fund balance of $357,982.

He said the county departments continue to operate within their budgets and that the deficit will be reduced with the help of forthcoming property taxes.

“Unfortunately on the revenue side, these are slow months for us. ... Hopefully when taxes get out, we can get that number to catch up with the expenditure side,” Thomas said.

Smith also reported that the county had already started its yearend financial statement audit ending June 30, 2022.

“I am preparing the general ledger, or the books for the audit. My goal is to turn the books and the general ledger over to the auditors on Oct. 17. ... The law and the comptroller general of the state is requiring us now to turn the audit in by Dec. 31,” Smith said, or face withholding of funds.

“That will be a very negative consequence. We don’t want that to happen. So that’s what I’m working toward. That’s my main order of business these days,” she said.

In other business

  • Council heard from County Coroner Wallace Hicks Jr., stating that the county had 125 deaths as of Jan. 1. He said the county had also performed 20 autopsies already this year, with 10 performed from July through September.

“So right now we’re probably going to go over on the ($25,000 budget for) autopsies this year. It’s probably going to be a couple thousand over because we still got nine more months to go, and a lot can happen in nine months. We hope not,” Hicks said, noting that his staff includes three deputy coroners and an administrative staff person, who he said also knows the job.

Comer asked, “Other than needing more money, is there anything else you need from us?”

“No, no. Just support me in whatever I need some funding for,” Hicks said, noting that he is thankful for the new transport van, office space and morgue the county has provided.

    Council heard from SouthernCarolina Project Manager Brian Warner, stating the purchase of the county’s Wolfe industrial site is complete at no cost to the county.

“We also are set to start with due diligence on that property, which we’re using grant funding for. This is going to make it a whole lot more marketable,” he said.

Warner also reported that the county’s U.S. Highway 301 sewer expansion is complete.

“The Bamberg Board of Public Works took care of that and ... was able to also help with some of the storm water issue that one existing industry was having,” he said.

He said there have also been two site visits in the last month to the spec building located at the county’s CrossRhodes Industrial Park.

Contact the writer: dgleaton@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5534. Follow “Good News with Gleaton” on Twitter at @DionneTandD

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Killexams : LA Council faces uncertainty amid furor over racist remarks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Where does the Los Angeles City Council go from here?

Three of its members – including the former Council president – are facing calls from President Joe Biden to resign after a recording surfaced of them participating in a closed-door meeting in which racist language was used to mock colleagues while they schemed to protect Latino political strength in Council districts.

Three current or former Council members have been indicted or pleaded guilty to corruption charges, and it’s possible resignations in coming days could create new vacancies.

The current mayor, Democrat Eric Garcetti, was named last year to become U.S. ambassador to India but the nomination appears stalled in the Senate because of sexual harassment allegations against one of his former top aides. Elections next month will bring a new mayor and several Council members.

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In the short term, it's a looming question if the Council can assemble the required 10 members — out of 15 total — to conduct business on Wednesday, when coincidentally Biden will be in town.

“I have never seen anything like this,” said Raphael Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles.

“That’s the real challenge now, to kind of get to where they are going to conduct business on a regular basis,” Sonenshein said. “This chaotic situation is going to be very visible ... both here and nationally.”

The Council will attempt to reconvene Wednesday, possibly to censure the three members cited by Biden. A Tuesday meeting was nearly derailed when a raucous crowd of protesters packed the chamber, calling for the resignation of those involved in the meeting — former City Council President Nury Martinez, who is taking a leave of absence, and Councilmen Kevin de Leon and Gil Cedillo, all Democrats.

The Council cannot expel the members — it can only suspend a member when criminal charges are pending. A censure does not result in suspension or removal from office.

The uproar was triggered by a leaked recording of crude, racist comments from a nearly year-old meeting, which also provided an unvarnished look into City Hall’s racial rivalries. Those involved in the meeting were all Latinos.

Martinez said in the recorded conversation that white Councilmember Mike Bonin handled his young Black son as if he were an “accessory” and said of his son “Parece changuito,” or “he’s like a monkey,” the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. She also referred to Bonin as a “little bitch.”

At another point on the hourlong recording, Martinez, the first Latina appointed president of the City Council, called indigenous immigrants from the Mexican state of Oaxaca “tan feos,” or “so ugly.”

The discussion — which also included a powerful Latino labor leader, who has since resigned — centered on protecting Latino political power during the redrawing of council district boundaries, known as redistricting. The once-a-decade process can pit one group against another to gain political advantage in future elections.

At the ornate Council chamber, an overflow crowd of protesters delayed the start of Tuesday's meeting as they angrily shouted for de Leon and Cedillo to leave the room. Police officers scurried at the edge of the crowd.

De Leon sat impassively at his seat, his eyes cast downward, as protesters called on him by name to exit the chamber. Others on the 15-member Council urged the crowd to settle down and allow the meeting to begin.

Cedillo and de Leon left their seats early, leaving in doubt if they will appear Wednesday.

Martinez stepped down from the leadership job and apologized Monday, saying she was ashamed of her racially offensive language in the year-old recording. However, she did not resign her council seat. She announced Tuesday that “I need to take a leave of absence and take some time to have an honest and heartfelt conversation with my family, my constituents, and community leaders.”

She did not appear at the Tuesday meeting.

In emotional remarks at the meeting, Bonin said he was deeply wounded by the taped discussion. He lamented the harm to his young son and the fact that the city was in international headlines spotlighting the racist language. “I’m sickened by it,” he said, calling again for his colleagues' resignations.

“Los Angeles is going to heal,” he said at one point. “I want to lead with love.”

Black and Latino constituents often build alliances in politics. But tensions and rivalries among groups separated by race, geography, partisanship or religion have a long history in Los Angeles and, indeed, the country. The friction can cross into housing, education and jobs — even prisons — as well as the spoils of political power.

The California Legislative Black Caucus said the recording “reveals an appalling effort to decentralize Black voices during the critical redistricting process.”

In one of the most diverse cities in the nation, a long line of public speakers at the meeting said the disclosure of the secretly taped meeting brought with it echoes of the Jim Crow era, and was a stark example of “anti-Blackness.”

There were calls for investigations, and reforming redistricting policy.

Many of the critics also were Latino, who spoke of being betrayed by their own leaders.

Candido Marez, 70, a retired business owner, said he wasn't surprised by Martinez's language, who is known for being blunt and outspoken.

“Her words blew up this city. It is disgraceful," he said. “She must resign."

The Los Angeles Times reported that the recording was posted on Reddit by a now-suspended user. It is unclear who recorded the audio, who uploaded it to Reddit and whether anyone else was present.

Biden press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that the president wanted Martinez, de Leon and Cedillo to resign.

“The language that was used and tolerated during that conversation was unacceptable, and it was appalling. They should all step down,” Jean-Pierre said.

Other calls for the councilmembers to resign have come from across the Democratic establishment, including from U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla, Garcetti, mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso and members of Council.

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has stopped short of doing so, denouncing the racist language and saying he was “encouraged that those involved have apologized and begun to take responsibility for their actions.” Democratic state Sen. Steven Bradford, who represents parts of Los Angeles County, said Newsom should call for the resignation of the three councilmembers.

“Every ethnic caucus in the Legislature has called for the resignations, so I would hope that the governor would ... ask for the resignation as well,” Bradford said.

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, serving as acting president of the Council, said the city cannot heal if the three remain in office. He called it a “clear abuse of power” that was “profoundly unacceptable” of elected officials.

“Public opinion has rendered a verdict and the verdict is they all must resign,” he said.

Associated Press writers John Antczak and Amancai Biraben in Los Angeles and Sophie Austin in Sacramento contributed to this report.

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