Newly Elected City Councilmembers Sworn In To Begin Serving on the City Council
Bruce Lee Silverstein, Steve Uhring and Paul Grisanti, who were elected in the November 3, 2020 Malibu General Municipal Election, were sworn in to begin their first terms on the City Council during the virtual regular City Council meeting on Monday, December 14, 2020.
“Even while our community and our country are struggling through the worst public health crisis in our lifetimes, our City maintains democracy and service to the community, so it is a great day when we can preside over this basic, important process of our City, as we welcome the new members of the Malibu City Council,” said Mayor Mikke Pierson. “We congratulate them, welcome them, and look forward to working together to face the many challenges before us and serve the community during these unprecedented times.”
Silverstein had his oath of office administered by outgoing Councilmember Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner.
Uhring, who ends his term as a Planning Commissioner, had his oath of office administered by his wife Marcia.
Grisanti, who ends his term as a Public Works Commissioner, had his oath of office administered by his wife Sara.
During the meeting, Grisanti was elected by the new City Council to serve as Mayor Pro-Tem.
Outgoing Councilmembers Rick Mullen, Skylar Peak and Jefferson Wagner were honored for their years of service to the community with tribute videos and public comment from community members, City Commissioners, former City Councilmembers and local elected officials.
Peak has served on the City Council from 2012 to 2020.
Wagner has served on the City Council from 2008 to 2012 and was re-elected to serve from 2016 to 2020.
Mullen has served on the City Council from 2016 to 2020.
City Attorney Christi Hogin, who is retiring as of December 15, 2020, was also honored for her many years of service to the community.
The City of Malibu is a general law city and operates under the council-manager form of government incorporated in 1991. The five-member City Council is elected at-large to serve four-year terms. For more information about the Malibu City Council, visit https://www.malibucity.org/CityCouncil.