Thursday, January 28, 2010

Who wants to be a mayor? MMA guide can get you started
The Minnesota Mayors Association, in conjunction with the League of Minnesota Cities (LMC), has published an 80-page handbook that is intended as "a summary resource for practical and legal issues concerning Minnesota city mayors." The handbook is useful for newly-elected mayors, or for those aspiring to serve in that office in the near future. A survey of Minnesotans conducted by LMC a little more than two years ago showed--at the time--that while an overwhelming majority approved of their local mayor's job performance, less than 10 percent of respondents would actually consider running for mayor in their city of residence.