D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser will be officially sworn in as mayor on January 2 at Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Bowser will become the first female mayor to be sworn in for two terms.
Aside from Bowser, Attorney General Karl Racine, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, Members of the Council, and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners will also be sworn in during the ceremony.
In November, Bowser became the first D.C. mayor to be re-elected in 16 years after winning by a landslide. She had won the Democratic Primary nearly uncontested in June.
Bowser’s tenure so far has been relatively scandal-free. She had a 67 percent approval rating in a 2017 Washington Post poll. Most polled residents said she had done an excellent or good job in improving public schools and reducing crime, but 62 percent thought she had done a poor or not-so-good job in addressing homelessness.
Among other initiatives and policy changes, Bowser shut down the central D.C. General shelter during her term and opened other smaller shelters throughout D.C.
3⃣ Swearing-In Ceremony
🗓️ Wed, January 2, 2019
⏰ 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM EST
📍 801 Mount Vernon Place NW
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) December 21, 2018
Bowser, Mendelson and Racine are also likely to get a pay hike of $20,000 each if the new bill introduced in the city council is passed. Bowser can get a salary hike of 20 percent under the new bill, which totals to a yearly salary of $220,000.
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