Writing Individual responsibility the other day got us to thinking about our situation with city council.
When we had the strong mayor form of government we were able to hold one individual accountable for what happened at the city. The mayor served two year terms and had to face the electorate.
Now with the city manager form of government the mayor is less powerful than a city representative. He can only vote in case of a tie.
The city representatives, on the other hand, are free to vote for (or ignore) matters with relative impunity from the voters. After all no one of them was responsible for any bad decision. They only have to face the voters every four years.
We deserve better