Strong mayor: No
I appreciate that the Tri-City Herald Editorial Board recommended to vote no for Prop. 2: changing the form of government of Pasco.
The TCH editorial board in a separate article pointed out the "Protect Pasco's Voting Rights" verbiage used on those or Prop 1 and 2 signs is also misleading to the public.
The city of Pasco has a strong, effective city council, city manager and staff. We greatly benefit from their vision of growth and planning. The position of city manager requires a professional to manage the complexities of our fast-growing community, not someone who wins a popular vote election. The Pasco City Council's function is to provide strategic policy direction; the city manager, with staff, executes that strategic plan while meeting complex compliance requirements.
Let's get focused, citizens of Pasco! Prop 2 does not protect voting rights. Proponents are wasting taxpayers' time and money by bringing this to a vote -- money that could benefit Pasco citizens and time that should be spent on more pressing concerns.
Vote no on Pasco Prop 2.
MICHAEL A. MILLER