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Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007 | It seems strange that in the discussion about whether or not to keep a strong mayor form of government, there was not also discussion about whether council members should be elected by district only, or by district in the primary, and by the city in the general election.
Each council district at present is a fiefdom, with its elected official interested only in satisfying his or her district, for the purpose of re’election, and not in the city as a whole.
The strong mayor form of government should have been enacted prior to the district only elections of the council.
San Diego would have had a cargo airport at Brown Field if the councilman in that district had been concerned about what was best for the city as a whole, instead of limiting his interest to only his district.