STRONG MAYOR COMPARISON: Charleston and Greenville

December 1, 2013 

On left, The Liberty Bridge at Falls Park in downtown Greenville. On right, iconic carriage ride in Charleston's Meeting Street.

After years of debate – and months of heated debate – Columbia residents will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to change the way the city is governed.

Charleston and Greenville offer examples of how the strong mayor and strong manager systems meet each city's needs.

Charleston’s mayor flexes his muscle but needs consensus, too

Greenville’s successful system didn't need ‘strong mayor’

Tuesday’s strong mayor vote is almost here: What you need to know

Editorial: Columbians must vote in city’s best interest in Tuesday’s strong-mayor referendum

Bolton: Columbia deserves more than council-manager has delivered

The State's previous editorials and other opinion columns about the Strong Mayor proposal.

Local leaders, including governor, weigh in last minute on Columbia’s strong-mayor referendum

Previous reporting


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