Ron Nirenberg officially became Mayor of San Antonio this morning when the outgoing City Council canvassed the vote from the June 10th runoff election, and this morning he moved his belongings into the office at City Hall vacated by Ivy Taylor, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
"It's morning in San Antonio," Nirenberg declared. "The San Antonio community, Council, really the whole city is ready to turn the page."
The first thing Niernberg did, before his election became official with a City Council canvass at 11:30AM, was with firefighters and with a crew fixing the potholes in a west side street.
"A reminder that in order for us to be a great city, San Antonians expect their basics to be excellent," he said. "We certainly strive to do that, and filling potholes is at the very foundation of quality of life in San Antonio."
Nirenberg says he has broken the ice with former Mayor Ivy Taylor after a chilly week, and says he thanked Taylor for her service to the community.Nirenberg says he has received advice from Phil Hardberger and Julian Castro, who were two of his biggest campaign backers.
"Not to try to do it all in one day," he joked. "The decisions we will make impact the entire city. Take time to do it right."