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Mayor Johnson appoints ‘strong mayor’ committee

07/15/2014 7:39 PM

07/16/2014 10:15 AM

Mayor Kevin Johnson on Tuesday appointed a committee of Sacramento City Council members to explore what changes would need to be made to the city government should voters pass a “strong mayor” ballot measure in November.

The Checks and Balances Act of 2014 would transfer many of the daily operations now handled by the city manager to the mayor’s office. Johnson has attempted for more than five years to pass similar measures.

Johnson appointed Council members Angelique Ashby, Allen Warren and Jay Schenirer to a “transition planning ad hoc committee.” Johnson will also serve on the board, which will report to the City Council with its findings beginning next month.

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