On Wednesday, the City Council approved the hiring of the first female mayor of Los, Calif.
Carla Carla Carrasco, a Democrat, will be sworn in Friday at City Hall.
The announcement comes after Carrasconos campaign was slammed for its handling of allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment against her by a former employee.
In a statement, the Carrasca campaign said Carrasons hiring was a culmination of her efforts to restore confidence in the City’s ability to function as a diverse city.
It also pointed to her work as a city council member in California’s Bay Area and on the State Assembly and Senate, and her commitment to improving the health and safety of Los Angelenos.
“It is with a heavy heart that I must announce my candidacy for Los Angeles City Council,” Carraso said in a statement.
“I am ready to work with all members of the City of Los Angels to ensure that the City remains a beacon of opportunity, security, and a city that embraces all citizens regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.”
The announcement came after Carasco faced criticism for her handling of the sexual harassment allegations against her former employee, whose identity has not been released.
On Wednesday, a California District Court judge ordered a new trial in the case after the former employee said Caraso failed to report sexual harassment to authorities, even after she had a report filed.
Carrasio’s lawyers asked the judge to dismiss the case.