Petersburg Voters Will Get To Vote On Mayor Election Process

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Petersburg City Council agreed on Tuesday that voters should  decide how the city’s next mayor is elected.

Council voted to have a referendum, for the citizens to decide whether or they want to pick the next mayor.

As of right now, counsel members select the mayor.

Due to the financial operating crisis that Petersburg currently faces, a lot citizens have been stating that the process should change.

The current mayor is Mr. Howard Myers, whose term ends next year.

Similarly, in Richmond, the nine council members used to select the mayor.

That policy changed in November 2003, when voters approved a mayor-at-large referendum. Douglas Wilder became the first elected mayor to lead Richmond.

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