It is time to explore the organizational infrastructure of the Mayor’s office. A city that has 14 departments, over 300 employees, and a $60 million dollar budget needs an appropriate amount of support at the mayoral level. Our City has just grown too big for our current charter.
If we’re going to make sure the City lives up to its responsibilities to maintain our infrastructure, it’s time we explore the need for a city manager or administrator. As mayor, I will initiate a community conversation and organizational analysis that will explore what kind of support the Mayor’s office needs to run an efficient, proactive, and responsive City government. By reforming our City’s management structure, we make service delivery more effective and accountable, save money, and allow the mayor and council to focus on setting the direction of the City.
In the coming months the campaign will be seeking input on each and every issue before the city. We are eager to use this input to inform our platform. Check back regularly for updates and if you’d like to speak with Svante about any of these issues please contact us here.