Elected Mayor

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Let’s set the record straight-Broward’s 2 million people need a clearly identifiable person who represents the constituents locally and nationally. In times of crisis, most people have no clue who the Mayor of Broward is. In a poll completed in Nov 2019, 68% of Broward residents polled had no clue who the Mayor was. There are different proposals, one includes a 4-year term with salary equal to the current county commissioners, one included voting and veto powers for the Mayor, another included allowing the Mayor to build consensus with commissioners, but not have a vote so they wouldn’t violate sunshine law. The workshop was meant to allow Commissioners to have input on what a ballot item would look like. Change is hard but when you have a community the size of Broward an elected Mayor is necessary.