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Full-time mayor is favored
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One of the dominant themes from the Southern Standard/ WCPI political forum Tuesday night was McMinnville needs a full-time mayor, not a city administrator.Those were the thoughts of the majority of candidates running for alderman.“I am in favor of a full-time mayor and disposing of the position of city administrator,” said candidate Mike Neal. “I think it would be a better way to use taxpayer money.”Added candidate Dennis Taylor, “I think we should be like Nashville and have a full-time mayor in the best interest of the people. I don’t have anything against the city administrator, but he didn’t grow up here and I don’t know if he cares about the city the way the rest of us do.”Current alderman Everett Brock, who is seeking re-election, was the only candidate to endorse keeping the city administrator with a part-time mayor.