Dallas Sets Vote On "Strong Mayor"

Albanese, Elizabeth
December 2004
Bond Buyer;12/28/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32038, p2
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The article reports that Dallas City Secretary Shirley Acy last week announced that a proposal to give the city's mayor more power over management issues would appear on the May 7 ballot. The "strong mayor" proposal, floated by a group called Citizens for a Strong Mayor would eliminate the position of city manager and give much of the power held by that person to the mayor. According to Acy's office, the required number of signatures to place the measure on the ballot was 20,000. If voters approve the amendment to the city's charter, the new laws would become effective on September 1, 2005.


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