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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.


Written by scusdobserver

September 15, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Do you believe him?

In today’s Inside City Hall feature of the Sacramento Bee, Ryan Lillis reports that Mayor Kevin Johnson wants a bigger role in the way city schools operate. Johnson has plans to raise private money to hire an education liaison who would act as an intermediary between the mayor’s office and the city schools.

“Something very powerful that will unite the school districts under one common vision.” (Johnson’s words).

A thing or a person, KJ?


All this talk about a City Hall education wonk raised the question of whether Johnson had given any thought to taking over city schools, much as some big-time East Coast mayors have done.

No way, says Johnson.

“What’s on my radar is the mayor playing a critical role in our schools,” he said.

Something else on KJ’s radar? Sandbagging City Attorney Eileen Teichert.

Written by scusdobserver

September 9, 2009 at 1:19 pm