It’s now official. On Wednesday evening, the City of San Antonio swore in its new mayor and city council members. It’s a big change in leadership, especially considering there are six new faces on council.
The Arneson River Theatre was overflowing with family, friends, and supporters wanting to catch a glimpse of history. A new chapter in San Antonio.
“I think it’s very exciting for the city. The city is growing a lot, so I think a new mayor and a lot of new council members will really do great for the city,” Greg Robledo said.
And on the first full day of summer, the heat was relentless. But the weather wasn't enough to stop people from being a part of the celebration.
“We do feel like this is a celebration for our city and to look toward the future,” Claire Callison said.
After being sworn in, everyone got a chance to hear from their new council.
“We can’t do this alone. We need you. We need to be active in our communities, we need to be active on our boards, our commissions, we need to be active in our school districts,” said new District 2 Councilman William “Cruz” Shaw.
“It’s not about the people in power, it’s about the power of the people. And we’re going to make sure your voice is heard,” said District 4 Councilman Rey Saldana.
“For those who voted for me, I am going to work hard for you. For those who didn’t, I’m going to work hard to earn your trust. And together, we’re going to do great things in our community. That’s my solemn promise,” said new District 6 Councilman Greg Brockhouse.