Cheyenne Mayor: Unanswered Questions On Administrator
Cheyenne Mayor Rick Kaysen says he voted against the proposed city administrator position on Monday night because there are too many questions that remain unanswered.
The mayor says there are roughly 100 provisions in state law pertaining to the duties of a mayor, but the duties of a city administrator aren't specified. He says the proposal as it is written does little to clarify the situation.
Kaysen says many council members are unclear on how the new position would work or who would be responsible for what duties. He thinks an election on the issue is a good idea and is urging people to get informed and vote.
He says historically special elections in Wyoming have drawn a low turnout, but he feels the city should always encourage people to vote, regardless of whether they are for or against a ballot proposal.
He also says it would be improper for him as an elected city official to take a position for or against the proposal.