Brossmer is mayor of Downey

An emotional Roger Brossmer was sworn-in as mayor of Downey in a jubilant celebration at City Hall Tuesday night.Former mayor Kirk Cartozian administered the oath of office.Brossmer, an administrator with the Downey Unified School District, replaces outgoing mayor Luis Marquez, who was feted Tuesday by local and state politicians.In a PowerPoint presentation, Brossmer reiterated much of what he told media last week, that much of his focus in 2012 will be on balancing the budget and focusing on economic redevelopment projects. The proposed Tierra Luna project will include big box retailers, a hotel, office space and more, Brossmer said, adding that more details will be revealed when the project is put before the Planning Commission later this month. Also Tuesday, new city manager Gilbert Livas was sworn-in to replace Gerald Caton, who is retiring Jan. 1 after 22 years as Downey's top employee.