The mayor's bid to have the office be more like a governor and less like a city councilman failed to make it on the ballot last year. Eighteen months later, He is again asking the city council to put a proposal on the ballot. Joaquin McPeek is with the mayor's office. He says this plan includes feedback from the charter review commission and other sources.
MCPEEK: All that information was taken into account and there was additional ethics and transparencies put into place with redistricting city officials. Certain checks and balances that would limit power and authority of individual council, city officials. The mayor would propose a budget, but the council still has the opportunity to amend and improve it.
The mayor would have the power to fire the city manager. If Johnson gets the city council to put the plan on the ballot, he avoids having to gather signatures for an initiative. The council will review the plan on January 17th.