Arnold not expected at tonight's Arroyo Grande City Council meeting

Embattled Arroyo Grande City Councilman Ed Arnold will not attend tonight’s meeting of the council.

City Manager Steve Adams said Arnold has told city officials that he has not resigned his seat on the council but will not attend tonight’s meeting. The council has the option of removing Arnold from his seat if he misses every meeting within a 60-day period, Adams said.

Arnold was arrested last month on suspicion of attacking a 28-year-old female city employee. He is expected to be arraigned Jan. 25.