Last year, the Sioux City City Council said goodbye to two if its members. Thursday, those two empty seats were officially filled.
Dan Moore and Pete Groetken were sworn in today as the new members of the city council. Incumbent Keith Radig was sworn in for a second term. He won re-election in November.
The trio have a list of goals that they'd like to accomplish.
"In this coming year, what I hope to accomplish is that we hire a new city manager," said Dan Moore. "And I hope the hiring process, which I understand will be done, will include many member of the community. It'll be a very inclusive thing. I'm a team player, I'm not an individual player."
Pete Groetken said he doesn't have a specific list of goals, except to be very supportive.
"I do want to provide a safe and healthy work environment for everybody. I'd like to see economic development continue, especially in the downtown area," said Groetken.
Another issue all three men addressed was the upcoming hearings to set the city's multi-million dollar budget.
"My main concern is always getting a budget that holds a line on taxes for our citizens," said Keith Radig. "I think that should be a main concern for all out council members. I think it's very important that we keep people in their homes and keep living in Sioux City affordable."
Radig was also sworn in as the Mayor Pro Tem for 2014; and, in 2015, Rhonda Capron will take over the position as Mayor Pro Tem.
The first city council meeting of the new year will be held on Monday, January 6th, in the Council Chambers.
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