Newport Beach to Allow Voters to Decide Whether to Elect Their Own Mayor-US News | The Epoch Times

The Newport Beach city council has opted to allow voters to decide next June whether the city’s mayor should be directly elected by voters every four years or to continue selecting the mayor from among city council members. The measure, introduced by Councilman Noah Blom, passed 4–3 during the Oct. 26 council meeting after both sides of the resolution received a lot of support. Blom said he was blown away that many people in Newport Beach don’t realize that they don’t actually elect their own mayor—a position that is simply appointed by the dais. “Everyone had an opinion on something like this,” Blom said during the meeting. “And when everyone has an opinion on something, it makes me realize then we should all have an opinion. It shouldn’t just be the people that decide to show up to city council meetings. It shouldn’t just be the people that are active …

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