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Tishaura Jones to make history by being sworn-in as St. Louis’ first Black female mayor

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    St. Louis (KMOV) — A new mayor will take office in the city of St. Louis. Mayor-elect Tishaura Jones will be inaugurated Tuesday at City Hall.

At noon, St. Louis will swear in its first Black female mayor. The ceremony is being held in the Rotunda. Due to the pandemic, the public is encouraged to watch the inauguration on STL TV, the city’s YouTube Channel.

Observers will be subject to a temperature screening and are required to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing of six feet in the building. Pre-inaugural remarks will be provided by Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas.

Jones has been outspoken about crime and gun violence.

“We will be declaring gun violence as a public health crisis, engaging our neighbors to the west and the east, putting all of our resources together to address crime as a region,” Jones told News 4 in early April.

Mayor Lyda Krewson took to social media Monday, saying her goodbyes to the city she’s served for the last four years.

“I have never felt more hopeful about the future of St. Louis, and I will continue to do whatever I can to root for its success and the success of the new administration.”

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