Posted: Aug 26, 2009 11:39 AM by David Ortiviz
Come November in Pueblo voters will have choices that could change the city form of government. Two measures on the ballot would change the current system.
One question asks voters to create a strong mayor position. The other would create what's called a weak mayor. City Clerk Gina Dutcher explains the difference. "Well a strong mayor you would elect a an additional person to be a mayor as a full-time position. He would basically be replacing the city manager," says Dutcher.
"The weak mayor is currently what we have now, the only difference is instead of a president of city council the voters would elect one individual as mayor for a full four year term and they would not have any more power than the other council members, other than to be part of the council elected as the leader for four years," says Dutcher.
A no vote on both questions would keep the current city-manager system in tact.