What if the mayor lied? - Page 2

Are we back to the bad old days? Ed Lee's potential perjury points to yes

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And whatever the outcome, it's clearly time for the supervisors to look at the City Charter section on official misconduct. Because the current law allows the mayor to suspend and charge any elected official in the city, entirely on his or her own discretion — but there's no way (short of a recall election) to charge, impeach, suspend or remove the mayor. It's an imbalance that gives the chief executive extraordinary powers with little accountability. That's not good government.

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