A Special Meeting of the Oakland City Council will be held tomorrow, Monday, January 8, beginning at 11 AM to install several elected representatives. This meeting will be held in the Paramount Theater of the Arts, rather than in City Hall.

This meeting is open to the public at no charge. However, seating is limited and will be on a first-come basis only.

The meeting will be telecast live on KTOP TV-10, the City of Oakland’s government cable station, and online. The live broadcast will also be replayed by KTOP throughout the week.

KTOP’s programming can be received only by Comcast cable subscribers or viewed from the Internet as streaming video. It is not available by antenna over the air or to subscribers of satellite television services.

At this Special Meeting, Ron Dellums will be publicly—but primarily symbolically—sworn-in as the 48th Mayor of Oakland. As reported by Chris Heredia in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dellums was officially sworn in on Friday, December 29, to comply with the City Charter’s requirement that he be sworn in by 11 AM on the first Monday of January (see § 302), which this year fell on the New Year’s holiday.

Dellums was elected in June with 50.2 percent of the vote in a primarily three-way race against Ignacio De La Fuente and Nancy Nadel, both sitting city-council members.

The Special Meeting will also install other local elected representatives.

Courtney Ruby will be inaugurated as Oakland’s new City Auditor, replacing Roland Smith, whom Ruby defeated in a runoff in November with 66 percent of the vote.

Three City Council members, who won reelection to their posts, will be inaugurated: Pat Kernighan, District 2; Jean Quan, District 4; and Desley Brooks, District 6. Quan was unopposed for her seat. Kernighan and Brooks both faced challengers.

Kernighan defeated Aimee Allison in a runoff in November with 53 percent of the vote, after failing to receive a majority (with 46 percent of the vote) in a three-way race in June’s election. Brooks won outright with 53 percent of the vote in a three-way race in June.

Three directors for Oakland Unified School District will also be installed: David Kakishiba, District 2; Gary Yee, District 4; and Christopher Dobbins, District 6. Only Dobbins faced a challenger.

According to KTOP’s schedule for January 7–13, rebroadcasts of the inauguration are scheduled for Wednesday, January 10, from 3:30–5:30 PM; Friday, January 12, from 7 to 9 PM; and Saturday, January 13, from 6 to 8 PM.