Saturday, September 25, 2010

Campaign update #20


"I think the voters would be nuts to change the charter in West Palm Beach to increase the term for mayor, any mayor, not just Frankel. It is not and should not be about Frankel, but having been part of the long and difficult process to change the form of government in West Palm Beach to one more accountable to the voters, we studied a great many forms of government and looked at a great many other comparable cities. Given the power and responsibilities of a strong mayor form of government, which can be utilized in a very responsible way and is much accountable to the voters than a commission/manager form of government, two terms (eight years) is enough time to move a city forward (or backwards) and the position should NOT be one to allow someone a job for life."

-- Former West Palm Beach Mayor Nancy Graham in an email to the Palm Beach Post.