Both sides of the “Strong Mayor” debate
By News Staff, 4:55PM, Thu. Apr. 8, 2021
With every election cycle, the Chronicle News team and editorial board take seriously the trust our readers have given us to navigate the issues and make our recommendations. This year, we’ve added opportunities for you to see and hear firsthand from the people behind the propositions on the May 1 special election ballot.
Proposition F – which would create a “strong mayor” system in which the elected mayor would replace the appointed city manager as Austin’s chief executive – has garnered most of the attention, both pro and con. So it got its own forum, with APR founder Andrew Allison and Austin NAACP President Nelson Linder squaring up against Emily Timm of By the People ATX and Nico Ramsey of Austin for All People, the two campaigns being waged against the measure.
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