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Oro Valley mayor and town council members were sworn in last week, officially inaugurating a new era in local government.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Former Oro Valley Mayor Paul Loomis, left, stands with Councilman Barry Gillaspie after Loomis was recognized at a town council meeting for his 12 years of service. Loomis recently lost his bid for a fourth term as mayor.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Outgoing Oro Valley Mayor Paul Loomis, left, congratulates new Mayor Satish Hiremath at the town council meeting June 2. Prior to swearing in Hiremath and other new council members, the town issued a proclamation honoring Loomis for 12 years of service. Council members Joe Hornat, Mary Snider and Lou Waters also were sworn in.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Newly elected Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath makes his way to the dais for a swearing in ceremony at the June 2 council meeting. Hiremath is the town's second popularly elected mayor.
As the election season wears on, Oro Valley officials seek a way to weigh employee's free speech rights while minimizing the politicization of daily work at town hall.
The Oro Valley Town Council has a new member.