Only City Councilmember Meghan Sahli-Wells was spared a stint in the Fiesta La Ballona 'pokey' (jail on wheels) on Monday evening, ahead of the City Council meeting.
Resurrected after 25 years of dormancy, the Fiesta La Ballona 'pokey' had its first official offenders under lock and key outside City Hall last night.
Mayor Andy Weissman, Vice Mayor Jeff Cooper and councilmembers Mehaul O'Leary and Jim Clarke all subjected themselves to a few minutes behind bars as a couple of Culver City's boys in blue were on hand to make sure that the offenders did not escape.
The Fiesta La Ballona committee that had arrived to watch their City representatives spend a few minutes behind bars, were also subjected to a short stop in the pokey.
Once everyone was released, Mayor Andy Weissman read a proclamation inaugurating the 62nd Annual Fiesta La Ballona to the entire City Council Chambers, flanked by the festival's committee members.
The 62nd annual “Party in the Park” is held Aug. 24-26, at Veterans Park. Admission is free.