It didn't take long to read on this blog. A person has written that the mayor should be recalled. They cited 300 votes (approx.) to do this. They didn't waste any time eh?
This writer thinks that recalling the mayor now is the wrong move at the wrong time. The recent council elections were all about the continued reign of the City Manager, not the performance or lack thereof of the mayor.
Recalling the mayor would start a bloody internecine war in the Council chambers. There's way too much to do for a sidebar issue to derail the council's already strained relationship with the City Manager and Mayor.
The Mayor-Pro-Tem nomination fiasco showed the impotentance of Mayor Bryce and defined the current coalitions on the council. Mayor Bryce recalled himself by playing the heavy instead of the peacemaker Monday night.
Let's hold off on calls for the head of the king. He will willingly place his head on the block apparently by backing the wrong move and listening to poor advice. Hopefully he has learned from this one and will be his "own person".
My opinion is to take a good look at the role and function of the current city staff, are they doing their jobs, are we moving forward to expedite public works projects that have languished while the council "fiddles", why do we only have ONE (1) commercial building permit for this year and only 105 housing permits ("that's the economy stupid"-right?), and why our Economic Development Council has not closed on getting some major retail into our city. Those are major issues that impact my tax bill.
Kicking the mayor for being politically naive is a waste of energy. Please allow him to do that to himself or not. Let's see if he'll rise to the challenge. If not, let's take him out and replace him with Eric Smith for the remaining term....then Mr. Smith can run on HIS record. I'm not a betting person but I'd lay odds he'd kick any other potential contenders arse!