What can a mayor do for Birmingham? An academic writes…
Posted: March 12, 2012 Filed under: Elected mayors
The head of Birmingham’s Institute for Local Governmnet Studies (INLOGOV), Catherine Staite, gives a calm assessment of the evidence for what a mayor can achieve.
Might it be better to focus attention on the local, regional and national barriers to achievement in Birmingham and the West Midlands and tackle them collectively, rather than expecting the mayor to overcome them alone by heroism and enormous force of personality? It’s a big ask.
Questions answered: an elected mayor for Birmingham | Local government network | Guardian Professional.