Hollywoods mayor and six city commissioners were sworn in Tuesday night at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center during an elaborate ceremony that included a band, a singer belting out the National Anthem, speeches by the mayor and each commissioner, and oaths administered by judges.
Mayor Peter Bober, who will serve as mayor for four years, raised his right hand Tuesday night as his brother Judge Bernard Bober administered the oath.
Bober, first elected as mayor in 2008 and who previously served on the commission, beat Cliff Germano, a city activist, by a sizable margin in the Nov. 6 election.
Each of the six commissioners then took the oath by either Judge Ken Gottlieb, Judge Marina Garcia-Wood or city clerk Patricia Cerny. Each commissioner expressed a sense of optimism, promising to move the city forward.
Sworn in Tuesday: Patricia Asseff, 65, first elected to the commission in 2008 and who won the District one seat over challenger Richard Valdez; Kevin Biederman, 43, who beat challengers Judy Bates, 61, and Francisco Vargas, 48, for the District 5 seat; Traci Lynn Callari, who defeated incumbent Heidi OSheehan by 4 percentage points for the District 3 seat; Incumbent Dick Blattner, 78, who won the District 4 seat over political newcomer Justin Serian; Peter D. Hernandez won the District 2 seat over challengers Ralph Kénol, Tim Burton and Carol Lynn Kendall and Incumbent Linda Sherwood, 69, who will serve in the District 6 seat after defeating Edward Ed Holodak, 50, and Freddy Suastegui, 29.
Because of recent charter changes to stagger seats, those who win in District 1, 3 and 5 will serve six years, and those who win in Districts 2, 4 and 6 will serve four years.
A previous version of this article listed two wrong districts.