Council committee gets public’s input on future of city elections – Salisbury Post

SALISBURY — A City Council committee continued talks about how the mayor and council should be elected Wednesday night.

Led by Mayor Pro Tem David Post and Councilwoman Tamara Sheffield, the committee heard feedback from Salisbury residents about whether the mayor should be elected separately or remain chosen by the council itself and whether the number of council members should be increased.

Most who spoke agreed that there should be a referendum so that voters have the final say on any changes.

“You can’t just decide yourself,” said Andrew Walker, who is on the Historic Preservation Committee. “There will be backlash.”

Participants discussed the pros and cons of having a seven-member council versus the current five. They debated whether more members would allow for…

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