Candiates Stance

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Should we keep Plan E as the system of governance  

Last Updated: Nov. 4, 2013, 12:07 p.m.

Government by a City Council including a Mayor Elected from its Number, and a City Manager, with all elective bodies elected at large by Proportional Representation. Under the City's Plan E form of government the city council does not have the power to appoint or remove city officials who are under direction of the city manager. The city council and its individual members are also forbidden from giving orders to any subordinate of the city manager. Since the city manager is not elected, his job description might be better compared with those of large-enterprise business or non-profit managers, rather than with those of politicians. This system of governance doesn't fit a 21st century democracy and should be changed. The mayor of the city should be elected directly and have power over the city's purse. Plan E was adopted to prevent corruption, it has not done the job.

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