Columbia, SC — Even after the significant defeat of the strong-mayor referendum, Warren Bolton writes another column preaching the same sermon. It can’t be voted on again for four years; will his campaign continue until then?
I would suggest that your campaign for a strong mayor failed because many people don’t want a strong mayor. Many others may have feared Steve Benjamin as our first strong mayor. Rather than continued whining editorials, I would hope you would give us some facts:
Is Steve Benjamin being investigated by the FBI? Why won’t he grant interviews about this?
Why did he keep the city attorney’s recommendation not to move forward with the Bull Street project a secret? Why do the taxpayers pay an attorney they won’t listen to? Should a strong mayor get to select an attorney of his choice? Why did a weak mayor get to select the city manager of his choice, but now he wants to get rid of her?
Why do some council members complain that Mayor Benjamin bullies them? He denies it, so why do they keep lying about it?