A poor start for the new City Council?
Did he veto an appointment already put up by the Council?
Why was he giving them a hard time as to the procedure would be for swearing in new members?
Rather than trying to 'get along' with the new lineup on the Council it seems that he wants to bump heads with them right from the start.
If he dosen't like things now that he is a 'lame duck' mayor then he might want to resign and go back to washing Metro ambulances for a living.