Thursday, April 30, 2009

Should the Mayor rule?

Last October a proposed ordinance was to be modified by four conditions, as agreed by the Woodstock City Council in a vote at a City Council meeting. However, when the final ordinance was drawn up, different and very specific conditions were added, and the mayor signed the final ordinance into law without a further vote by the City Council. It was then published and went into effect.

Last week I posed the following question to readers: "Should a mayor be able to expand a new ordinance and sign it into law without Council approval?"

Voting closed after a week, with these results:

69% of the readers who voted expressed their viewpoint that a mayor should not be able to expand an ordinance and sign it into law.
31% of the readers voted that a mayor could do so.

Many thanks to the readers who voted on this question!

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