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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v9n4 (01/28/2010) » Section: Week in Review

7 Days: The Straight Dope From the Week That Was

At tonight’s monthly meeting of the Frontier Democrats at J.P. Bullfeather’s, North District Councilman Joe Golombek stumped for one of his favorite ideas: ditching Buffalo’s strong mayor system of government and installing a nonpartisan, professional city manager hired by the Common Council and certified by the International City/County Management Association. The city manager would run the day-to-day operations of the city: budgeting, hiring, firing, performance analysis and optimization, etc. A citywide-elected mayor would fill a largely ceremonial role. The citywide-elected city comptroller would continue to monitor government spending and procedures. And the Common Council would set the agenda.

The Week's Winners and Losers

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