Democracy In Action In Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Days after a Republican was elected mayor of Annapolis, City Council members say they will revisit legislation that would strip the mayor’s office of much of its power.

Democratic Alderman Ross Arnett of Ward 8 tells The Capital he will introduce a charter amendment to move Annapolis to a council-manager style of government. The city manager would report directly to the City Council, not the mayor.

Under Arnett’s legislation, the mayor’s post would be largely ceremonial. The mayor would retain a single vote on the council. Arnett says the change would stabilize the city’s management.

If the measure is approved, it would mean the Democratic-dominated council would be removing the powers of the first Republican mayor elected since 1997.

Annapolis Council To Consider Stripping Republican Mayor-Elect’s Power « CBS Baltimore

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4 Responses to Democracy In Action In Maryland

  1. Gamecock says:

    And when a Democrat is next voted in, Council will restore the mayor’s power.

    Neat trick. Nullification of mayoral elections.

  2. gator69 says:

    Ethics are for little people!

    “Two years after Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council overturned the city‘s term-limits law, the third-term mayor cast a ballot Tuesday in support of reinstating a limit at two consecutive four-year terms.”

    http://m.us.wsj.com/articles/BL-METROB-9342

  3. jst1 says:

    By any means necessary.

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