The proposed changes to our city charter are more sweeping than we are being told.
We already have a weak mayor form of government. The mayor cannot vote on items except in the case of a tie. On week-to-week items that makes the mayor less important than the city representatives.
One of the few powers that the mayor has left is when dealing with the city attorney. The mayor appoints and terminates a city attorney as long as he has the votes of the majority of city council.
Proposed amendment number six would make the council responsible for the appointment and termination of the city attorney (without the mayor’s involvement) and the mayor would not be able to veto the termination of the city attorney.
We deserve better