Richardson Mayor: Elect Or Select?

Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:

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RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) –  Since the city of Richardson’s inception in the 1950′s, the seven city council members have selected one of their own to become mayor.

Now that the city has grown to 100,000 people, resident Jim Mallett thinks that should change — and the mayor should be elected.

Mallett says, “this is a democracy. We need to have elected officials that are responsible to the citizenry, not to six other council people.”

But resident Will Dalton is among those who ask why change something that is not broken.

“My wife and I have lived in Richardson for nearly 30 years. We find it to be a very progressive place to live, a very comfortable place to live, with a city government that functions very well.”

Alan North formed the group Richardson Citizens For A More Democratic Government, and is leading the effort to…

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