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CORRECTION: The original version of this story incorrectly stated the location of the swearing in ceremony. The story has been updated to reflect the correct location.

Richmond’s newly elected Mayor Eduardo Martinez, and newly elected City Councilmembers Cesar Zepeda (District 2), Doria Robinson (District 3), and Soheila Bana (District 4), will be sworn into office at a ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

The ceremony will take at Bridge Storage Art and Events, located at 23 Maine St., starting at 5 p.m. and can also be followed virtually on Zoom. See below for information. The first half of the evening will consist of the swearing in ceremony, including words from Pastor Ulis Redic of Mount Zion Baptist Church and a dance performance by local East Bay Performing Arts Center students. A celebration with drinks and snacks will follow. 

To attend, RSVP here, as capacity indoors is limited. 

The City Council will bid farewell in 2023 to termed-out Mayor Tom Butt, who is leaving office after 27 years of service to the City Council, including eight years as mayor, and also outgoing Councilmembers Nat Bates and Demnlus Johnson III.

Remaining on council in 2023 are Mevlin Willis (District 1), Gayle McLaughlin (District 5) and Claudia Jimenez (District 6), all of whom have terms ending January 2025.