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Public Works Director Steve Forster Resigns

By Brian Hews
The Lamplighter and Los Cerritos Community News has learned that Steve Forster, the Public Works Director caught in an illicit affair, has resigned effective today Feb 1.

Forster was escorted out of city hall January 23  after he allegedly engaged in an inappropriate affair with a fellow married female staff employee.

Forster was physically removed from La Mirada City Hall at approximately 12:15 p.m. sources told the La Mirada Lamplighter and Los Cerritos Community Newspaper.

Those same sources, who did not want to have their name revealed for fear of retaliation, is an employee with the City of La Mirada.

She said that Forster had engaged in a “long time affair” with a married female employee who works at the La Mirada Public Safety Department. The female involved in the alleged affair is also married to a male employee who directly reported to Forster.

“He packed up his office and was escorted out of the building. He carried out boxes of his personal belongings and placed them in the back of his car,” the source said.

The Lamplighter was also told that the husband of the female employee involved in the affair confronted Forster about their relationship earlier this week.

“Steve Forster created a hostile work environment for years, and he finally got caught,” the source said.

Last week, La Mirada City Hall was reeling when Mayor Gabe Garcia was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he was involved in a car accident. Garcia was released on a $5,000.00 bail and will be reporting to court next month.


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