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Corbett becomes Cedar Rapids Mayor

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) --The flood-damaged Veterans Memorial Building was crowded Saturday as the new city officials took their oaths of office.

Ron Corbett is now the mayor of Cedar Rapids.

The location of the ceremony was symbolic of the new administration's most obvious hurdle--flood recovery.

But this is only one of Corbett many concerns.

"Our employment rate in Cedar Rapids is too high--and I'm not going to rest until we get more jobs in the community.  We need to grow the tax base--get our arms around the upcoming budget… and I want to make sure that public safety remains a priority in the community," Corbett said.

The ceremony also included the oaths of several other city councilmen and local representatives.

ONLINE PRODUCER: Jackie Manternach

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