“I understand the urgency of restoring credibility in the city. I want to bring an image of professionalism and the leadership our city needs to bring home our vision,” Bobadilla was quoted in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
According to that same article, Bobadilla was given a 90-day contract by El Monte and Bobadilla’s future would be determined after the Nov. 3 election.
The El Monte City Council unanimously voted to make Bobadilla the Interim City Manager. Bobadilla is the Deputy City Manager for Community Development.
Mussenden, who had been city manager since 2006, was one of 30 people arrested in the prostitution sting.
The 59-year old Mussenden sent a letter of resignation to the deputy city attorney, dated effectively the day of his arrest, according to an Associated Press report.
Mussenden said in his letter that he was leaving his position without severance or other compensation, according to The Los Angeles Times.