Issue 1: Protect Mayor-Council Governance
This year the council has been in disarray. It wouldn’t be wise to give the council additional responsibilities at this time. The advantage of a mayor is the ability to quickly make decisions. This keeps an organization such as the city moving forward. A full-time mayor has the time to delve into the issues and attend regional conferences to improve our regional position. On another note I enjoy being at a community event where the mayor initiates the event. This makes everybody feel special. But the voters will decide. My position is to maintain the current system.