Forgive any mistakes, folks. It's hard to type quickly on a shoddy laptop.
City Clerk Therese Pac is dutifully making sure the paperwork is in order.
Kate Matthews had to correct the language of her oath so she could say "councilwoman" instead of "councilman."
Really, it's time to follow the newspaper's lead and just say councilor. It's all-purpose.
What's nice about this event is that there's no partisanship at all. Everybody recognizes, if only for a time, that they're all charged with a weighty responsibility: to make this city better.
Kevin Fuller is the only councilor to have someone by his side as he took the oath -- in his case, his wife. It's kind of sweet. Of course, Kevin McCauley had his wife deliver the oath, just as he's done every time in the past.
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