Charter board delays decision on county mayor proposal

Business executives have begun exploring a petition drive to force a vote this fall on whether to elect a mayor countywide, frustrated by waffling and inaction from a board assigned to update the Broward County ... Full Story
Wake Up People

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Feb 28, 2008
If our County Commissioners will not let the voters elect a mayor because they are so concerened about the costs, why don't they reduce thi\eir operating budgets by 15% or 20% to offset the cost of adding a mayor and an additional at-large commissioner???? They have no problem cutting other items in the budget, maybe they should trim thier own hefty allotments that are generated by my taxes.
Sounds like they don't like to practice what they preach!!!
DANIEL

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Feb 28, 2008
would that be full time or part like they
do now?
Why Bother

Deerfield Beach, FL

#3 Feb 28, 2008
The county bureaucracy will never yield and do what's right by creating a mayor with real authority to lead. At best they will create a job that nobody with any talent will want to hold. It will be wasteful if that's what they do. Also, don't we have enough commissioners? Now we're going to add more, for what. I wish they;d just make a meaningful mayor proposal, stop trying to fiddle with the number of commissioners what we have now is fine, and just let people vote.
insane in maine

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#4 Feb 28, 2008
Wake Up People wrote:
If our County Commissioners will not let the voters elect a mayor because they are so concerened about the costs, why don't they reduce thi\eir operating budgets by 15% or 20% to offset the cost of adding a mayor and an additional at-large commissioner???? They have no problem cutting other items in the budget, maybe they should trim thier own hefty allotments that are generated by my taxes.
Sounds like they don't like to practice what they preach!!!
elected mayor is a dumb idea for broward.

Since: Feb 07

Manistee, MI

#5 Feb 28, 2008
I gotta agree with Wexler on this one for once.

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