This afternoon at 2 PM (actually 2:25 P.M.) Councilman Stephen Atchley was sworn in as Councilman for Pomona's 6th District and Councilman Elliott Rothman was sworn is a Pomona's new Mayor.
There was standing room only in the council chambers with an overflow crowd in the vestibule and outside of council chambers. The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts carried the colors into the chambers.
Mayor Elliott was given two standing ovations. One of them may have been for his comments "no meeting should last more than 30 minutes."
Norma Torres, now Assemblywoman Torres, made the trip to acknowledge Mayor Rothman and presented certificates to both Atchley and Rothman.
The front two rows of the council chamber were filled with family members of both Councilman Atchley and Mayor Rothman. Councilmembers Rodriguez and Carrizosa both pledged their support to the new mayor.
Afterwards punch and cake were served to guests.