Re "Sacramento Councilman Steve Hansen to lead opposition to strong-mayor plan" (City Beat, Aug. 19): I am at best a casual observer of what happens during our City Council meetings. I was surprised to find that the mayor is not the person in charge. Making sure the person we elect as our city's mayor is accountable is why we have elections every four years. Measure L connects our vote to how we hold the mayor accountable.
Now the city manager is in charge, not our mayor. Measure L makes sure that my vote for mayor is also my vote for who will lead this city. While the city manager may be a great person, I don't get to vote for him or her. I do get to vote for the mayor.
-- Maria Tillman, Sacramento