Councilwoman Mary Sue Maurer was sworn in as mayor of Calabasas Wednesday, while Councilman Fred Gaines was sworn in as mayor pro tem.
Maurer succeeds Councilman James Bozajian and will serve as mayor for one year.
Before handing over the title of mayor, Bozajian shared some sentiments about his term, saying that the council made some accomplishments by redoing some actions it took several years before.
During his tenure, the council repealed the controversial septic system ordinance, enacted in 2009, that mandated inspections of more than 100 septic systems and irked many homeowners.
Last year, the council also adopted a moratorium on all cellphone tower applications and embarked on a journey to draft a stricter wireless telecommunications ordinance.
The council is expected to vote on the new ordinance in April.
After being sworn in, Maurer said she will continue the city's practice of being fiscally conservative and building up the community's reserve fund.
The new mayor also acknowledged the new Savvy Seniors program, which offers a slew of courses and seminars for elderly residents.
"I'm going to work very hard to make sure that our seniors not only have those types of activities, but other well-being services so that they can stay in our community, so they can age in our community and be with us for always," Maurer said.
She said the city also has a lot of improvement projects to work on throughout the year, including the widening of the Lost Hills Road overpass and wrapping up a new road design that would add more lanes, pedestrian walkways and bike lanes on the Las Virgenes corridor.
"I'm looking forward to working with this council, our city manager, our city attorney, our wonderful staff and of course the community and our commissioners," Maurer said.
View the accompanying video for more remarks from Bozajian and Maurer.