Councilmember Elito M. Santarina with family is sworn-in by Hon. Isadore Hall, lll, California State Senator, 35th District at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-Mcdonald community Center, Carson City, California last March 24. Santarina, a Filipino-American, has been serving the City of Carson for several years. PHOTO: Joe Cobilla

Councilmember Elito M. Santarina with family is sworn-in by Hon. Isadore Hall, lll, California State Senator, 35th District at the Congresswoman Juanita Millender-Mcdonald community Center, Carson City, California last March 24. Santarina, a Filipino-American, has been serving the City of Carson for several years. PHOTO: Joe Cobilla

Carson, CA – Filipino American Elito Santarina who was re-elected to the City Council of Carson March 3, was sworn into office by California State Senator Isadore Hall, 35th District last March 24 at the Carson Community Center.

After Hall administered the oath of office, Santarina astressed the importance of “getting along with each other” in his acceptance speech. He quoted Dr. Martin Luther King who said , “our loyalties must transcend our race and our class.”

Santarina who has spearheaded the Safety First, Act Now (SFAN) program and the literacy partnership program urged the residents to work together.

Hall also sworn in Councilmember Lula Davis Holmes.Former Carson Mayor Jim Dear who was elected as City Clerk was sworn in by LAUSD board member Dr. George J. Makenna. Dear administered the oath of office of the new treasurer Monica Cooper.

The selection of City’s Mayor Protempore was postponed to the next Council Meeting on April 7 because of lack of quorum. Councilmember Albert Robles was not present at the special meeting.

Meanwhile, Carson will hold another election on June 2 for the seat vacated by former Councilman Mike Gipson who was elected as Assemblyman.