New Mayor and City Councilmembers Sworn Into Office Last Night
Once the November 4th General Election results were certified by a vote of the City Council, Mayor Kathy DeRosa handed the gavel over to newly elected Mayor Stan Henry at last night’s Special City Council Meeting. A standing room only crowd witnessed this historic transition of power from the longest serving mayor in Cathedral City’s history.
Appointed Councilmember John Aguilar also stepped down as two new City Councilmembers Mark Carnevale and Shelley Kaplan took the Oath of Office and their position at the dais. Shortly thereafter, the new city council nominated and unanimously approved Councilmember Greg Pettis to become the City’s Mayor Pro Tem.
As the transition of power occurred, it was joined in celebration by the Cathedral City High School Choir who sang several Holiday songs, the Cathedral City High School ROTC presented Colors, and internationally renowned singer Pepper Mashay performed the National Anthem and sang several of her top hits during the reception that followed.
If you missed any of it or simply want to review it at home, be sure to go to www.CathedralCity.gov and click on “City Council Meetings” to watch the entire event via recorded video.