It's a little later than usual, but Sacramento's new City Council will be sworn in tonight at City Hall.
Newly-elected Council members Allen Warren and Steve Hansen will take the oath of office prior to the council's regular meeting. Both are coming off victories in November that were so narrow, election officials did not finalize the results until more than three weeks after the election.
Their victories also are another step in the ongoing transformation of City Hall. Five of the eight City Council seats have now changed hands in just the past two years.
Warren defeated Rob Kerth in the north Sacramento race for District 2. He will replace former Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy, who stepped down this year after three terms.
Hansen is taking over for former Councilman Rob Fong, who represented District 4 for two terms. Hansen defeated architect Joe Yee in the race for Land Park, the Central City and part of South Natomas.
Council members Kevin McCarty and Bonnie Pannell are returning to the council after being elected in the June primary.