City Council Clips Night Owl Mayor's Wings

The Los Angeles suburb of South El Monte is instituting a curfew — not for gangs or rowdy high school kids, but for Mayor Blanca Figueroa, who has been working late into the night and early morning. She says it allows her to be more productive. The City Council says her nocturnal habits are unsafe and voted last week to put a curfew on the mayor. She must leave City Hall by 11 p.m.

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Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. The Los Angeles suburb of South El Monte is instituting a new curfew - not for gangs or rowdy high school kids. The curfew is for the mayor. She's been working late into the night and early morning. The mayor says it allows her to be more productive in these hard times. The city council says her nocturnal habits are unsafe. And last week the city voted to put a curfew on the mayor. She must be out of city hall by 11 p.m. It's Morning Edition.

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