The oath of office was administered at the traditional City Council swearing-in ceremony on December 9 at The Rock Forum, adjacent to Anaheim City Hall. Mayor Tom Tait and Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray were sworn in for the second and final terms in office, and Councilmember-elect James Vanderbilt took the oath of office as the newest member of the City Council.
Mayor Tait promised a continuation of efforts to reduce and streamline business regulations, and stated his desire to work with the rest of the City Council for the betterment of Anaheim.
Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray affirmed her commitment to robust economic development through private-public partnerships, maintaining a business-friendly environment and sound fiscal stewardship. She announced a proposed charter amendment requiring a super-majority vote in order to place a tax increase before the voters for their approval or rejection.
Councilmember James Vanderbilt expressed his gratitude for the privilege of serving on the City Council, and thanked each of his new colleagues and expressed that he looked forward to working with them.
All present expressed a special thanks to departing Councilmember Gail Eastman for her service, her grace, and her love for Anaheim. Councilmember Eastman has been a staunch champion for business and job creation, and we look forward to the community benefitting from her continued involvement in the civic life of Anaheim.