New Year’s Day begins a new legislative year in the largest city in western Massachusetts.
At the Springfield City Council’s organization meeting, newly-elected members Jesse Lederman and Tim Ryan will be sworn in for two-year terms.
Council President Orlando Ramos will be formally voted in by his colleagues to lead the body for a second consecutive year.
"I am looking forward to this opportunity because we have a lot of unfinished business, said Ramos.
Kateri Walsh, the only woman on the 13-member council and now its longest-serving member as she begins a seventh term, has been tapped to be council vice-president.