Monday letters: City too complex for strong mayor

November 25, 2013 




— One of my earliest political recollections was a successful campaign by responsible citizens of Columbia in the 1940s to install a city manager.

At that time, my father explained to me that the administration of a city was much too complex a business to be turned over every several years to a local lawyer, businessman or physician who might be elected mayor, no matter how savvy or aboveboard that person might be.

Columbia would definitely be making a regressive move if we returned to a strong-mayor form of government, and I urge everyone to turn out and vote against this proposal.

Julian C. Adams


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