Citing the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” the Charter Review Committee rejected a proposal for an elected-mayor form of city government.
Voters have defeated three separate times referenda calling for an elected mayor.
“The people have spoken three times,” said committee member Hank Battie. “How many times do you have to say, 'No?'”
The Charter Review Committee suggests to the City Commission changes to the city’s charter. If commissioners approve those changes, then city residents get to vote on that proposed change.
Unless elected-mayor supporters collect enough petition signatures to place a referendum on the ballot, voters will not decide the issue this year.
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- A city government without an elected mayor is a city government that has no accountability. Each commissioner can just pass the buck and not be responsible--especially a figure head mayor elected by the other commissioners.
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