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New city leaders take oath

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The City of Lubbock officially got a new mayor this morning. In front of a pack City Hall, Glen Robertson took his oath of office.

The businessman says he was confident he would take the seat from the start. However, he didn't believe the margin would be so wide between the two candidates.

"I thought we had a very good chance or I wouldn't have ran... The fact that we're here today and are going to get started Monday, it's just a great feeling," Robertson said.

After taking his oath, Robertson outlined a six point plan to getting the city on track. Number one on his list is getting the city out of debt.

"The budget is going to be a big issue this year and the debt is something that we need to tackle immediately," Robertson said.

The mayor also wants to cut spending and is ready to start running Lubbock like a business. His wife Karen believes his prior business experience will help him accomplish his goals.

"The city of Lubbock is a business and I believe he will be great for the city. The city needs to be run like a business and I think he's going to do a fantastic job," Robertson said.

Additionally, Robertson presented the idea of moving all council meetings to the evening. He believes that will give more people an opportunity to come and give their input.

Robertson wasn't the only one sworn in today. Incumbent Floyd Price was unopposed in the race for District Two. Today he promised to make Lubbock the best it could be.

"I'm looking forward to working with a new council and the new mayor to make sure this city is number one in America," Price said.

There's also a new face that will be showing up on the City Council. Latrelle Joy won the District Six seat. The attorney believes she will bring a fresh perspective to the council.

"I think this is going to be a council that respects one another and is willing to disagree nicely. We may not also agree on every point, but we can certainly work together," Joy said.

There are high expectations for the council that has promised big things. The ceremony that offered standing room only, was certainly an event these three public servants won't soon forget.

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