After Johnson and council members took the oath of office, the city’s 60th mayor welcomed the six new people joining him around the horseshoe.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson (CBS 11)
He said he met with the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety last week to discuss sending state troopers to Dallas to help reduce crime, just as the state did in San Antonio.
Mayor Johnson says the longer-term solution is to hire more officers at the Dallas Police Department.
Councilman Adam Bazaldua, just elected to represent District 7, said he has a good feeling about the new council under the leadership of Mayor Johnson.
In a statement, City Manager T.C. Broadnax said, “I look forward to working with Mayor Johnson and the new Council to realize their vision for the City of Dallas.