Now that the November election is over, there are new members joining Council, but first those leaving office had an opportunity to say goodbye on Tuesday.
District 5 Councilman Larry Elizondo has actually received a promotion, and moved to Houston. District 2 Representative John Marez is now going to serve on the school board.
Mayor Joe Adame didn't seek re-election, and Councilwoman Chris Adler lost her bid to become mayor and won't be returning.
"I feel like we have accomplished a lot," Adame said. "Political life is not part of my DNA, but it was a calling. If you love a community and feel like you can do something about it and add value, and you run to do something, not to be somebody, it is amazing how God will give you the strength and wisdom to work together and make things happen."