Comment 69377

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted September 11, 2011 at 13:52:03 in reply to Comment 69375

Another idea I've seen floated about at times: what if the city were to add a number of "councilors at large"? People who are elected by constituents across all wards, who don't have a specific ward responsibility but serve the same role that other councilors do when it comes to discussing city-wide issues. Perhaps they could even be given responsibility for specific issues so that their portfolio has more of a focus - e.g. economic development, social services, transportation, environment, public health, public works, etc.

What this sounds like to me...is akin to 'cabinet ministers'.

Has this been tried in any municipality, anywhere? (No, I'm not being flippant.)

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