MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. (AP) -- The mayor of the city of Mount Pleasant will remain an appointed position after a resolution failed that would have allowed voters to elect the seat by popular vote.
The Daily Herald reports that the vote by the city commission was a 2-2 stalemate this week, but there is another effort to change the government structure in the Maury County community, which currently operates on a city manager structure.
A vote is scheduled for Dec. 3 to determine whether to enact a mayor-alderman form of government. Citizens for a Better Mount Pleasant is a local group that is seeking to implement a mayor and aldermen government, which would allow the city's top official to be elected.
Mount Pleasant Mayor Maury Colvett supports a popular vote for city mayor and said if citizens want to choose their mayor, they should be allowed to.
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