Roseville/Placer News

Roseville mayor sworn in by rocker Sammy Hagar

Roseville Mayor Carol Garcia was sworn in with style Tuesday when rocker Sammy Hagar administered the oath of office at the Roseville Theater.

Garcia, a fifth-generation Roseville native, chose Hagar to swear her in because of his “notable investment” in the revitalization of downtown. In September, the singer reopened his namesake downtown restaurant, Sammy’s Island Bar & Grill, after previous owner Steve Pease died unexpectedly.

“The public sector can’t make these kinds of strides without strong partners in the private sector, and I appreciate how much Sammy has stepped up and believed in what we’re doing in Roseville,” Garcia said in a written statement.

During the ceremony, outgoing Mayor Susan Rohan was sworn in as vice mayor, along with Tim Herman, who was sworn in again as councilman. Both Rohan and Herman won re-election last month.

The Roseville city charter stipulates that the candidate receiving the most votes during the election will serve as vice mayor for the first half of the four-year term and mayor for the second half.

Call The Bee’s Richard Chang at (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter @RichardYChang.