The link is from a story where Ray Mallon explains he has concerns about the elected mayor system basically because it doesn't have checks and balances and depends too much on the person elected. "But I am not going to abuse my power. I am not going to abuse my authority or do anything I should not. If you get a mayor who was power-mad, he could bring a town down or a city, so you can see I am not completely sold on the elected mayor idea. It works here because I like to think I am sane - though people who usually say that aren't. It works fine here but it is unique."