By Robert Haugh
On Tuesday, the newly elected officials were sworn in. That was supposed to be the highlight of the night. (But thanks to Councilman Raj Chahal it wasn’t).
But we thought it would be a good thing to remind people of what happened during the special occasion.
- City Clerk Hosam Haggag was sworn in by his daughters.
- Police Chief Pat Nikolai was sworn in by Haggag.
- Councilwoman Kathy Watanabe was sworn in by Congressman Ro Khanna.
- Councilman Kevin Park was sworn in by Stephanie Chan, Music Director for Voice of the Valley Choir
- Councilman Suds Jain was sworn in by Haggag.
- Councilman Anthony Becker was sworn in by former Councilman John McLemore.
All the oaths were administered remotely and safely, except for Becker’s event. Becker had multiple people in the room with him. They were all standing close together. All were masked but Becker wasn’t.
Haggag and Nikolai had family members from the same household in their rooms.
The Haggag children win the award for the best swearing-in.