Do we really need a mayor ?

Do we really need a mayor ?

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World news

Rome, NY

#1 Jul 14, 2014
I have yet to see any benefit from the last two mayor's other than them getting nice paychecks, with no accountability. Other than meet an greet they serve no purpose other than their own personal agenda's. Its fairly obvious to anyone, that any business that come to our area come's on its own.If there ever two wizards of OZ we got them both, set up their little kingdoms and answered to know one. The city mayors office is nothing more than a title and enough power to mess with its citizens on personal level, and from all indication's code's office really run's the city, no one does anything without their permission.
Habanero Harv

Rome, NY

#2 Jul 14, 2014
close city hall
down hill

Rome, NY

#3 Jul 14, 2014
World news wrote:
I have yet to see any benefit from the last two mayor's other than them getting nice paychecks, with no accountability. Other than meet an greet they serve no purpose other than their own personal agenda's. Its fairly obvious to anyone, that any business that come to our area come's on its own.If there ever two wizards of OZ we got them both, set up their little kingdoms and answered to know one. The city mayors office is nothing more than a title and enough power to mess with its citizens on personal level, and from all indication's code's office really run's the city, no one does anything without their permission.
You are correct. I believe the city would benefit greatly if the dept. heads answered to a "panel", perhaps the common council, in addition to the mayor. Currently the council has very little power. These people are the direct representatives of the taxpayers. It seems to make sense that THEY/WE have a fair say in the operation of the city. I dont know how this goal can be achieved, but I believe it is worth looking into. Far too much damage can be done in 4 years. We dont have that kind of luxury. P.S. You are correct again regarding the codes office. Similar situation as above mentioned. The head of codes is not trained in the economic development or LEGAL issues it stirs up. Again, a "panel", AKA babysitter is needed. There are not enough checks and balances in place. There needs to be more.
Habanero Harv

Rome, NY

#4 Jul 14, 2014
rome is one f-cked city
SAD but True

Cantonment, FL

#5 Jul 14, 2014
A fuckedCITY in a FUCKEDstate in a rapidly fuckINGup country.

So, you should feel totally IN SYNC with your surroundings.
Wanda

East Syracuse, NY

#6 Jul 14, 2014
You can say the same thing about the school superintendent.
World news

Rome, NY

#7 Jul 14, 2014
down hill wrote:
<quoted text> You are correct. I believe the city would benefit greatly if the dept. heads answered to a "panel", perhaps the common council, in addition to the mayor. Currently the council has very little power. These people are the direct representatives of the taxpayers. It seems to make sense that THEY/WE have a fair say in the operation of the city. I dont know how this goal can be achieved, but I believe it is worth looking into. Far too much damage can be done in 4 years. We dont have that kind of luxury. P.S. You are correct again regarding the codes office. Similar situation as above mentioned. The head of codes is not trained in the economic development or LEGAL issues it stirs up. Again, a "panel", AKA babysitter is needed. There are not enough checks and balances in place. There needs to be more.
Thanks for the suggestion's . I glad others see's the forest though the trees
simple

Rome, NY

#8 Jul 14, 2014
City manager ! no politic's . Hired by the common counsel and fired by the counsel.
f government

Rome, NY

#9 Jul 14, 2014
Yeah, have government answer to more government... if more stuff was privatized it would be easier to fire the people.
Habanero Harv

Rome, NY

#10 Jul 14, 2014
get rid of them all
gino

Rome, NY

#11 Jul 15, 2014
simple wrote:
City manager ! no politic's . Hired by the common counsel and fired by the counsel.
This is the BEST idea ive heard. It sounds like the " fix " for something that is clearly broken.
Habanero Harv

Rome, NY

#12 Jul 15, 2014
we don't need a mayor if they are like fusco!
wow

Utica, NY

#13 Jul 16, 2014
World news wrote:
I have yet to see any benefit from the last two mayor's other than them getting nice paychecks, with no accountability. Other than meet an greet they serve no purpose other than their own personal agenda's. Its fairly obvious to anyone, that any business that come to our area come's on its own.If there ever two wizards of OZ we got them both, set up their little kingdoms and answered to know one. The city mayors office is nothing more than a title and enough power to mess with its citizens on personal level, and from all indication's code's office really run's the city, no one does anything without their permission.
it's a little more complicated than you make it sound. could rome have a city manager? yes. should it, i'm not sure. this is a very large city, in square miles, your still going to have a professional police and fire dept. the number of employees in the city wont change. The running of the city won't change from an operational standpoint. the money saved, if any would be nominal. The cost however, in things like, city aid from the state could be millions. its a scary proposition.
wow

Utica, NY

#14 Jul 16, 2014
down hill wrote:
<quoted text> You are correct. I believe the city would benefit greatly if the dept. heads answered to a "panel", perhaps the common council, in addition to the mayor. Currently the council has very little power. These people are the direct representatives of the taxpayers. It seems to make sense that THEY/WE have a fair say in the operation of the city. I dont know how this goal can be achieved, but I believe it is worth looking into. Far too much damage can be done in 4 years. We dont have that kind of luxury. P.S. You are correct again regarding the codes office. Similar situation as above mentioned. The head of codes is not trained in the economic development or LEGAL issues it stirs up. Again, a "panel", AKA babysitter is needed. There are not enough checks and balances in place. There needs to be more.
i dont agree, only for one reason. if today we have problems their is no doubt who is in charge and therefore who is to blame. the more ppl who are in charge, the more confusion there would be. we see it in the federal gov't all the time. one side blames the other and the public has no idea whats going on, and thats just how they like it.
Habanero Harv

Rome, NY

#15 Jul 16, 2014
you have harv why need a mayor?

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