Below is a question submitted by a reader and my response. Really good question. Clearly, one of the thinkers.
Jennifer WIlson 05/20/2015 6:56am
If a person has successfully served as mayor until term limited, is there anything in the charter preventing them from running and being elected to the City Council? Why not just do that instead of trying to change the city charter?
Reply Ron Miller link 05/20/2015 7:26am
Thanks for your comment, Jennifer. Good question. I have thought about it. My input to follow.
Reply Ron Miller link 05/20/2015 7:23am
To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing wrong with a term limited mayor to run for City Council. Of course, that would require giving up first chair and perhaps running against someone on his own council......but I think it could be done. Michael Gallops is also coming up on term limits. He could run for mayor. I assume the mayor could run for city council. Could they agree behind closed doors to change positions? Probably, but............ A. Would Todd agree to work behind Michael? and 2. Would the voters like such a back room arrangement? Technically, I think Todd could run for City Council. However, both swapping positions could produce some problems. It looks a little flim flam.