Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Can elected mayors help drive economic growth?

The Centre for Cities have recently published what appears to be an excellent report on elected mayors. The following phrase aptly summarises the report:

"Directly elected city mayors have the potential to make a difference not just to local democracy but to the economy too. Time and again, history shows that it is cities with strong and effective civic leadership that are well placed to make the most of local economic assets and compete better in a global economy. And mayors create an opportunity to have exactly this type of strong and effective leadership."

Is it time that Scotland began to seriously debate the introduction of elected mayors/provost? We certainly think it is.

Read the full report here.

Why not tell us what you think at the Big Event? Places are still available.

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