Imagine my surprise when the Charter Commission appointed by City Council made exactly the recommendation Council wanted. Who would have ever guessed? The commission was a farce and the result was a forgone conclusion. The whole thing is an obvious power grab by City Council.
For anyone thinking about voting in favor of this charade, a city manager is just a mayor that you don’t get to elect and you have to pay twice as much, and when it comes to putting the brakes on a runaway council, even a bad mayor is better than a manager who answers only to that council.
If you want someone better running the city, elect someone better. If you believe this has anything to do with better government, I have some ocean front property in Afghanistan I’d like to talk to you about.
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