Albany's new mayor, Kathy Sheehan, has taken the oath of office in downtown Albany.
Sheehan said her first challenge as the new mayor of Albany, is coping with a predicted snow event of up to 12 inches. "I used to say when I was on my stump, part of my stump speech was 'if January first you're gonna get 20 inches of snow in the next 36 hours what do you do? Well... (applause)... I'm gonna be starting tonight at the command center down at the DGS... (more applause)...' " Sheehan spoke at her reception at the Downtown Hilton which followed the swearing-in ceremonies.