issue of Sacramento Measure L, popularly referred to as “Strong
Mayor,” is straight forward: it makes the chief executive of
the city directly accountable to voters – the people
who pay the bills and live with results.
changes the City of Sacramento from Manager-Council system to a
Mayor-Council system. Despite claims from alarmists, it does
not grab power from the City Council, who retain all their
authority as a deliberative body. Measure L does, however,
shift policy making authority from an unelected city
manager and returns it to the elected Mayor.
also creates an independent budget analyst, requires the city to
increase transparency, establish an ethics committee, and shifts
redistricting powers from politicians to a citizen redistricting
Measure L has been endorsed by the Sacramento County
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