New City Council Sworn Into Office, Takes Seats

Judge Dellbert Gee, right, administers the oath of office to new City Councilmember John Knox White on Dec. 18. Knox White will take his seat on the Council with the city’s new mayor, Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, newly elected Councilmembers Tony Daysog and Jim Oddie, as well as Councilmember Malia Vella. 
Oddie, whose term had expired, was elected to fill the seat vacated when Ezzy Ashcraft won the majority. 

As tradition dictates, as the top vote-getter in the 2018 City Council race, Knox White will step into the role as Vice Mayor.  Malia Vella had served the city in that role for the past two years. As part of the ceremonies, the city bid farewell to outgoing Mayor Trish Spencer and City Councilmember Frank Mataresse. 

The new City Council will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 2, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 2263 Santa Ave.