New mayor promises openness
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 12/01/2010 07:04:19 PM PST

RANCHO CUCAMONGA – Councilman Dennis Michael became the mayor on Wednesday evening when the results of the November elections were certified in the Council Chambers.

Former Mayor Bill Alexander and Councilwoman Diane Williams were also sworn in.

“I will lead with openness, with integrity and with the highest degree of ethics,” Michael said. “I promise you I will build a City Council team that each of you will be proud of.”

Michael, 63, thanked his parents and his wife in a short emotional speech after taking the oath of office.

The former fire chief has served on the council since 2004 and was the top vote-getter in a field of four running for the mayoral seat left wide open when Don Kurth decided not to

State Associate Justice Jeffrey King of the 4th District Court of Appeal in Riverside led the swearing-in ceremony in front of about 100 people in the audience.

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