Los Angeles City Council votes to reevaluate LBFO

Organizers launch bid to recall embattled L.A. City Councilmember Kevin de León

A man walks by the West Larch Grove area in Hollywood, Calif. on Thursday, March 16, 2016 after the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to reevaluate the Los Angeles Film Office, or LBFO, which oversees filming in Los Angeles. (Nick Agro/LAist)

L.A. County Registrar’s Office officials say they will not reexamine the Los Angeles City Council’s unanimous vote to end the role of Los Angeles Film Office on Thursday.

“It is no longer an issue,” said L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. “It is a moot point.”

City Councilman Jose Huizar said he and the others who voted to disband LBFO were trying to “restore the trust” of the community and the city’s film industry.

“LBFO has been a good neighbor to this city,” said Huizar. “We all have a vested interest to make sure it gets back up and running.”

On Wednesday evening, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce launched a recall effort targeting Los Angeles City Councilmember Kevin de León, whose recent comments have caused division in the community’s film industry.

Huizar and other community leaders — including actor Gabriel Luna — say de León is “out of line” and “disrespects” the city’s film industry. De León took office in January.

City Councilman José Huizar speaks at Tuesday’s press conference announcing his resignation from the Los Angeles Film Office. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

“It is clear that Councilman de León’s behavior is unacceptable, and it is also completely unacceptable for so many residents and business owners, in such a prominent position, to turn a blind eye to the corruption that has been revealed,” said Kuehl, who represents L.A. County on the council. “This is a very serious matter, and if enough people speak out now, these bad actors will be held accountable — and I hope everyone will join in this effort to help send a strong message.”

Huizar’s resignation letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti, posted on the

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