Nury Martinez

Garcetti takes oath for second term as L.A. mayor

Garcetti takes oath for second term as L.A. mayor

Mayor Eric Garcetti was sworn in for his second and final term Saturday night, in a ceremony that cast Los Angeles as a resurgent metropolis building new museums, bridges and rail lines — but also confronting a crisis of affordability in housing.

Standing outside City Hall, Garcetti highlighted the city’s economic recovery since he first took office in 2013, urging Angelenos to “set our eyes on a farther horizon.”

Saying a strong city “will bring to fruition a great many of our dreams,” he drew a link between the ambitions of L.A.’s earliest settlers and port dredgers and today’s plans for a new downtown bridge and a revamped L.A. River.

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