Mayor Lionel Rivera was one of the first to publicly support the idea of adopting a strong-mayor form of government for the city, but yesterday he spelled out his strong opposition to Issue 300, the strong-mayor November ballot question, because he said it leaves out key provisions he suggested.
Strong-mayor proponents didn’t like that.
The committee organizing the effort to pass Issue 300 quickly responded.
“We are surprised and disappointed that, after carrying a petition himself and gathering signatures to get the initiative on the ballot, the mayor would reverse his support,” a spokeswoman said.
She also said the mayor’s reversal of support shows a lack of leadership and is why a “strong mayor” is needed.
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