Skip to comments.Annapolis Council To Consider Stripping Republican Mayor-Electís Power
Posted on 11/11/2013 11:29:14 AM PST by redreno
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Days after a Republican was elected mayor of Annapolis, City Council members say they will revisit legislation that would strip the mayors office of much of its power.
Democratic Alderman Ross Arnett of Ward 8 tells The Capital he will introduce a charter amendment to move Annapolis to a council-manager style of government. The city manager would report directly to the City Council, not the mayor.
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One day it will happen on a national level. Then we'll see what's what.
I don’t see how that’s even legal...
‘Hey, we won; get over it’
Oh, that’s different...
when dems lose, they cheat the system. Maybe the citizens should recall their city councilmen.
They’re punishing the mayor for being a Republican. That’s a federal lawsuit in the making.
‘Rats are always about changing the rules to suit themselves.
Wasn’t it not too long ago that a legislature stripped a Republican governor of the authority to appoint a replacement US senator? And then, after the new governor, a Democrat, was elected, they gave the power back to him.
I =>think<= it’s all about one term of legislation incumbering another terms ability.
Well, it violates the constitutions incumbrance clauses for bodies like Congress and the Senate and certain executives and judiciaries.
But I don’t know if City charters have similar clauses, or rules about lame duck sessions that may prohibit certain types of legislation, but if the State Constitution has similar clauses then no, it wouldn’t be legal.
Worst case is it’s merely violates the “spirit” of whatever charter/constitution they are using — because we know that Democrats have no problem with violating the “spirit” of laws in order to assume more powers.
Improves the country and culls liberals.
The major elect ran and was elected to a legally defined office. One would think that any changes would have to be prospective, not retroactive. Otherwise, one would be nullifying an election.
I'm sure Holder will get right on that.
> Wasnt it not too long ago that a legislature stripped a
> Republican governor of the authority to appoint a
> replacement US senator? And then, after the new governor, a
> Democrat, was elected, they gave the power back to him.
Yep. Happened in Massachusetts.
Mitt Romney was the governor. Ted Kennedy had died. They didn’t want Republican Romeny appointing even a token RINO for the few short months up to an election.
Scott Brown, a token RINO, won and later lost to Chief Fauxcahauntus, aka Lizardbreath Warren.
When Devil Patrick (Communist) was elected governor of Massachusetts, the legislature passed a new law allowing the governor once again to appoint vacant Senate seats.
Yep, good ol MA took the appointment power away from Mitt Romney.
Beat me to it! But, if I might make one observation, the “T” and “K” of “ted kennedy” are not capitalized.
we must have a democrat party dictatorship. republicans must be suppressed — is the proper translation
> But, if I might make one observation, the T and K of
> ted kennedy are not capitalized.
Ah. Thank you for the correction. I will remember that in the future.
Want to bet that Annapolis will soon be on the virge of insolvency like every other democrat led slum.
Fascist dictator’s do not follow the will of the people nor work with those who oppose them, get used to it America.
Doesn’t this fall under the definition of ‘ex-post facto’ laws?
It is that is why they elected a Republican. And now they want to take away his powers so that he doesn’t fire any of the cronies that have brought the city to its knees. FYI 534 employees for a city that has less then 40,000 residents. A budget of $100 million dollars that they needed to get a loan to pay employees with.
These are the same freaking, fanatical liberals the RINOS keep telling us we need to come together with. How? These people play hardball politics on every issue and our side just gives in to it.
The People’s Republic of Merry-land is a democrat party dictatorship, and republicans are being suppressed.
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