Columbia, SC — The State newspaper and community leaders are pushing hard for the strong-mayor system for our city. They are able to give good and valid reasons for doing so.
This might sound golden, but we need to look at the other side of this issue. What happens when our elected mayor is not competent, flaunts cronyism or uses the office for personal gain? Memories are stirred by the likes of the Daley machine in Chicago, Marion Barry in Washington and former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell, whose address for two years was a federal prison.
Be careful what you wish for.