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New Surrey council sworn in

Dianne Watts, elected as mayor for mayor for her third term, gave her inaugural address at Central City Library Monday night. - Kevin Diakiw/Photo
Dianne Watts, elected as mayor for mayor for her third term, gave her inaugural address at Central City Library Monday night.
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About 300 people gathered at Central City Library Monday night to see the new Surrey council sworn in, setting in motion the the elected officials' three-year mandate.

Marched in by honour guard, Mayor Dianne Watts and her Surrey First Team – the first time a single slate has ruled Surrey councll – took the stage at Surrey's newest library and were sworn in.

In her inaugural address, Watts said she would continue the "openness and transparency" at city hall that she has set in place over the last six years.

"We have really set the stage in that regard," Watts said.

She also promised to allow a free vote amongst her council members, letting opposing views be known.

Council's first meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 12.

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