Two new Fresno City Council members were sworn in Thursday during a ceremony at City Hall that also honored two outgoing councilmen.
District 3 Councilman Oliver Baines and District 7 Councilman Clint Olivier said their farewells to their colleagues and constituents.
Miguel Arias was sworn in by his children, Anaii and Diego Zavala-Arias, to represent District 3. Nelson Esparza was sworn in by his partner, Sandra Garcia, to represent District 7.
District 1 Council member Esmeralda Soria was sworn in for her second term in office. She did not face a challenger in the November election. District 5 Councilman Luis Chavez was sworn in to his first official term after filling the vacant seat two years ago.
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The program kicked off with performances by the Hmong traditional dance group Viv Ncaus Koom Siab and the mariachi band from Roosevelt High School.