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McKinney, Palochak take oath of office

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It took only minutes for Mayor Jackie McKinney to be sworn in as mayor for a second term and for freshman District 4 Councilor Francisca “Fran” Palochak to take the oath of office.

McKinney was moved to tears after taking the oath, thanking his wife and family for their support.

He told the crowd that the agenda is “clear” and that “we don’t need to be driven by an outside agenda.”

The mayor later said that the outside agenda is the media, but didn’t delve into details.

Meanwhile, Palochak said after being sworn in that she would like to hold a weekly meeting in different parts of her district to address concerns and to help educate residents on how the wheels of government turn.

“I am excited and humbled that people have faith in me, to be their voice in District 4,” she said.

Palochak participated in her first City Council meeting April 14.