It's interesting that New London is considering a shift in its political system to make its mayor stronger instead of relying so much on a professional manager.
Sometimes it appears that what people really want is something different than what they have, in the hope that maybe somehow it will be better.
Update: According to the New London Day, city voters in New London voted by more than a 60-40 margin in 2007 to drop their city manager in favor of a strong mayor form of government.
It described teh new mayor position there as putting someone at the helm "who would set policy, possess a veto over a seven-member council and appoint and fire department heads.
"The mayor, who would appoint a chief of staff, would serve a four-year term, while council members would continue to serve two years."
Voters are getting another chance because turnout wasn't big enough last time to meet a mandatory threshold for change.
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