Councilman Frank Quintero is Glendale's newest mayor following a tense tie vote on the dais last week, with the city's now-former mayor breaking the tie Tuesday.
Councilwoman Laura Friedman said before the vote Tuesday that she planned to vote for Quintero because he doesn't plan to run for council next April, and this year would be his last chance to have the title.
“It's a courtesy that I would extend to anyone else on the dais,” Friedman said.
Quintero took his position immediately after the 3-2 vote, with Councilmen Ara Najarian and Rafi Manoukian dissenting.
The vote came a week after a four-member council hit an impasse when deciding who would serve the one-year term following Friedman.
Friedman was absent due to a trip to Glendale's sister city of Goseong, South Korea, raising the potential that this would have been the first time a mayor would be named without a full council.