In her column today, Sherry Jacobson argues against the strong-mayor proposal and in favor of City Manager Mary Suhm. In it, she notes Mayor Miller’s propensity to threaten termination, then adds:
Arming this particular mayor with the ability to ax city staffers, directly or indirectly, surely would require the installation of a turnstile at City Hall’s back door to accommodate the outflow of bodies.
Riiiiiight. ‘Cause, you know, turnover at City Hall–a City Hall currently under FBI investigation, no less–would be a terrible, terrible thing. Rather than giving a Dallas mayor the authority to hire the people s/he wants working for her/him, we really should think about the job security of city staffers. That’s much more important than the growth of the city.