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Happy Inauguration Day!
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
As widely reported — and anticipated — this evening the 10 new City Council members and mayor will be inducted into office. While we love the pomp and circumstance as much as the next guy, we will be there mostly to see which five Council members draw the short straw and serve two-year terms, and which will land four-year terms, as dictated by City Charter. (Mayor-elect Steve Adler will serve a guaranteed four years.) Council members will also decide who their next mayor pro tem will be. Though most insiders wager it will be the only returning member — Council Member Kathie Tovo — we have heard that at least one of the new members would like the selection to be random.
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