SCUSD Observer

Sacramento, California

Strong mayor initiative dissected

At tonight’s city council meeting, City Attorney Eileen Teichert will present her report titled, “Strong Mayor Initiative Legal Issues and Options.”

Read it here.

Excerpt from page 17:

The Strong Mayor Initiative (SMI) provides for mayoral appointment and removal power over almost all City employees. This includes those employees who participate in City administrative hearing procedures that may grant or divest individuals of certain property rights as with land use and code enforcement decisions. Exercise by the Mayor of his tri-part voting, veto and voting not to override the veto power with respect to appeals of any matters decided by his appointees may give rise to significant due process concerns.

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Written by scusdobserver

September 15, 2009 at 11:41 pm

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