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October 21, 2014, 8:36 am
970 WMAY News

Power Struggle At City Hall

The city council is considering some limits to Mayor Mike Houston’s authority. Several aldermen plan to introduce an ordinance that would require council approval for city expenditures over 25-thousand dollars.


Currently, the administration can spend up to $100,000 without taking the matter to the city council.


Meanwhile, the city’s corporation counsel is still reviewing whether aldermen can put time limits on how long someone can serve in an “acting” position at City Hall before a city council vote is required.


Alderman Kris Theilen is seeking to impose that limit, Houston has refused to let the council vote on his appointment of a friend and former aide to a 95-thousand-dollar a year management job at CWLP.

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