Opinion: Revamp S. Tahoe’s mayoral process
...First, I think we need to change the process of how the mayor is chosen. And while that is not likely to happen this year, it is time the citizenry became more interested in who the mayor of South Lake Tahoe is.
In the last few years as the city has taken a stronger stance regionally, in California and Nevada, and nationally, the role of mayor has evolved into more than a ceremonial position. Mayors are seen as leaders of a city and a notch above the other council members. With the title, there is a perceived sense of power from the person who has the job and those looking in from beyond the basin.
That is why it is time South Lake Tahoe rethinks how the mayor is chosen. Right now it’s a bit of popularity contest. If your colleagues don’t like you, you won’t get to be mayor. Just ask Bill Crawford and Bruce Grego. There have been others, too, in the past who served on the council without ever being mayor.
I am not a fan of the top vote getter being mayor. Being most popular does not make one most qualified.
It’s probably not legal, but what if ...
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