Salisbury write-in candidate seeks representation changes

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

A write-in candidate for Salisbury City Council is asking for legislation to let the city’s residents vote for a mayor, create district representation on the council and enact term limits for the mayor and council.
The Rev. Sidney L. Roberts submitted two notarized requests to the city last week. One requests a change in the law to allow for the mayor to be elected by the citizens in a separate election. Currently, the council chooses the mayor after the board is elected.
The second proposed change would let residents select council members from districts where they live. The five members are now elected at-large.
Both requests also ask for mayor and council office holders to be limited to two four-year terms. They now serve two-year terms with no limits.