Tuesday, February 15, 2005

I'm ready for a strong mayor in Dallas

Inexplicably popular former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk has now come out against the Strong Mayor Charter. But that's not the news. The shocker is that current Mayor Laura Miller said something I agree with. She favors the current charter proposal instead of vague future negotiations because "she didn't think members of the City Council would ever agree to give the mayor more power....they are much more likely to seek changes giving themselves more authority."

Jim Schutze wrote that this proposal is being framed (by the Mayor) as the good Mayor Miller vs. the evil City Council. True. But ever since the day John Wiley Price picketed in front of Miller's home, it's her opponents who do the best job of demonizing themselves.

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