People for a Better Lynnwood, a citizens group that wants to change the city’s form of government, is appealing to voters through a YouTube video.
The video, which was paid for and produced by the group, explains why they believe hiring a city manager would lead to more accountability for voters.
Some critics blame a $22 million shortfall for the 2011-2012 biennium, at least in part, to mismanagement by Mayor Don Gough. City leaders bridged the gap in December through a series of cuts and tax increases.
There’s a measure on the November ballot to change Lynnwood’s form of government from council/mayor to council/city manager so that “a strong leader can be recruited and hired that will be able to bring consistency, strong collaborative management and other skills to revitalize the city,” according to the group.