Upon his election as mayor, Scharff thanked his colleagues and pledged to work with all council members to address the city's challenges, which include completing the Comprehensive Plan update and moving ahead with at least one affordable-housing project.
"I hope we work together, frankly, to compromise, build consensus and continue to solve the challenges we face and the problems that will undoubtedly arise this year," said Scharff, who also served as mayor in 2013.
Kniss, a former two-time mayor who in November earned more votes than any of her 10 election opponents, emphasized the need for all colleagues to work together and respect each other.
"The ability to disagree in public and go in the backroom and be agreeable with each other — it's very important to do that," Kniss said.
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