Council members sworn in
–Tuesday night, Paso Robles City Council swore into office the newly elected mayor and council members.
Councilwoman Maria Garcia joined incumbents John Hamon and Mayor Steve Martin in taking the Oath of Office at Paso Robles City Council. All three were elected a month ago in the November election.
Before the oath, Mayor Martin showed off a plaque thanking Councilman Jim Reed for his four years of service to the city, but Reed was not able to attend.
City Manager Tom Frutchey administered the Oath of Office. He told the newly elected officials that the Oath dates back to the Athenians, and that George Washington was the first to take the Oath in our country. Then, the three raised their right hands and took the oath, affirming to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of California. The mayor afforded each newly elected official the opportunity to speak. Councilwoman Maria Garcia thanked her supporters and promised to listen to all her constituents.
John Hamon thanked his supporters and assured those in attendance, especially his wife, that this would be his final term of office. Mayor Steve Martin summarized the accomplishments of the previous council, welcomed Councilwoman Garcia and then suggested they get to work.