Los Angeles planning commissioner Ricardo Lara has to live in the city to be on the commission. He's also raising money to run in the 50th assembly district, which is not within the city. David Zahniser in the Times:
During a break in Thursday's Planning Commission meeting, Lara told The Times that he would quit the nine-member panel at the end of the day. Lara said he currently lives in Boyle Heights -- a neighborhood of Los Angeles -- but plans to relocate soon to the 50th District.
Says Assemblyman Hector De La Torre, who represents that district now: "This is why people are so fed up with politics and politicians."