I am disappointed in this take from the city administrator. While the city administrator may view the comments of the public to be offensive, I respect what the public has said. Further I find it more than just a little interesting that the city administrator and Mayor would seek to rewrite Rochester Home Rule Charter (our constitution) without ever holding a discussion with the council or public. I wish to express my appreciation to Dave Beal, Kellie Mueller, Dennis Davies, and Jessica Schmidt for stepping up when the process failed.
I will not allow this kind of decision to be made without the involvement of the public and meaningful public dialog.
I question why we even need to speak to non-elected officials in the Charter. This can be done by ordinance.
I remain happy that the Charter Commission saw fit to prevent any changes weakening the position of Mayor.