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New Beverly Hills mayor gets sworn in

March 17, 2010 12:15:45 AM PDT
The city of Beverly Hills has a new mayor. Jimmy Delshad was officially sworn in Tuesday night. His installation makes him the nation's highest ranked Iranian-American elected official.Delshad succeeds Nancy Krasne in the largely ceremonial mayor's role.

Delshad says he wants to enhance the city's reputation for service so that people keep coming back to Beverly Hills. He says he wants to explore creating an awards program to honor businesses and city officials who, "exemplify the friendly spirit of Beverly Hills."

He's planning a 'Celebrate Beverly Hills' week that will begin September 2, when the date reads the same as that famous zip code, 90210.

City News Service Contributed to this story.