Melendrez calls for Rodriguez’s resignation at Ontario council meeting

Ontario City Councilor Eddie Melendrez at the council meeting on Thursday, June 3. (The Enterprise/Angelina Katsanis).

UPDATE: Freddy Rodriguez didn't submit his resignation by the deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, June 3, according to city officials. A city recall vote will now be scheduled.

ONTARIO – Eddie Melendrez on Thursday became the first Ontario city councilor to call for Councilor Freddy Rodriguez’s resignation after impassioned testimony from three citizens involved with the recall effort.

The comments came in the first Ontario City Council meeting since the petition to recall Rodriguez received the required number of valid signatures to force Rodriguez to either resign or for a recall vote. Rodriguez has until 5 p.m. Friday to resign or declare he wants to take . . .