Newly elected city councilmembers David Mejia and Jeff Maloney were sworn in at their Oath of Office ceremony in the Alhambra City Council Chambers on Monday night. Maloney replaced Councilmember Gary Yamauchi in the 3rd District, while Mejia replaced Councilmember Steven Placido in the 4th District.
Since Placido had just taken over as Mayor of Alhambra on November 28, Mejia also replaced him in this position. Alhambra City Councilmembers rotate as mayor for nine-month terms.
"The campaign was a tough time," said Maloney in his remarks. "But it was enjoyable." He vowed to improve the quality of life of residents in Alhambra, focusing on issues like environmental sustainability.
Tearing up during his remarks, Mayor Mejia said, "I'm excited."
Both new councilmembers were presented with certificates of recognition from Congresswoman Judy Chu's office, the Alhambra Unified School District and city councilmembers from Monterey Park.