Mayor, may I?

Mayor, may I?

Mayor, may I?, January 2010

Kevin Johnson’s shot at a strong-mayor initiative

From the moment Kevin Johnson began his 2008 campaign to unseat Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo, he promised that, if elected, he would shake things up at City Hall. Now, slightly more than a year into his tenure, nobody can deny he has kept that promise. Whether it’s good or bad for the city, however, depends on whom you ask.

“The energy level at City Hall is exponentially greater. He has re-energized many older employees,” says Sacramento State communications professor Barbara O’Connor, a nationally recognized political observer.

These days, the suggested spike in the energy level at 915 I St. is Johnson’s go-to topic as well. [click title to continue reading]

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