Voters have been clammoring for this and district representation for years. Why does Gilley suddenly realize that this is a money saver. Why hasn't he championed this idea in the 12 yrs. that he has been on the Council?
It has nothing to do with money. The reason the Council keeps the elections on that particular time and date is so City politics will be given proper attention and not lost in the face of much larger federal elections.
It has nothing to do with issues because in the city elections usually there are none. The low voter turnout allowed minority voters voting as a bloc along with those who are tiring of the current bunch to elect Ms. Scales-Harris. This bounced one of the good ol boys out. Predictably it was David Edwards and I think that the same thing could happen to Chris Bratcher. Moving the election date will involve more voters and dilute the effect of a bloc vote if one should form in the future.