The Committee to Oversee the Plebiscite Public Information Campaign will hold public meetings on the plebiscites on directly elected mayors with executive functions this week in the three administrative areas in which plebiscites will be held on 24 May.
- Waterford: Wednesday 15th May, in the Tower Hotel, The Mall, Waterford (7.30-9.00pm)
Under the proposals, a Mayor/Lord Mayor would be elected for a five-year term for a maximum of two terms. At present, the Lord Mayor/Mayor of a council is a serving Councillor elected for a one-year term by other Councillors. Under the Government’s proposal, the directly elected Mayor/Lord Mayor would assume some of the executive functions currently held by a council’s Chief Executive and the representational role currently held by the Mayor/Lord Mayor. They would also have additional functions, not currently performed, such as preparing a 5 year Programme of Office.