"How many people are trained to be mayors? Zip. You learn that on
the job, and I'm not too sure Glendale should suffer the pain of
training a mayor when we have a highly skilled manager."
Jim Starbird, Glendale's city manager and perhaps the man who will
be most affected by a change, welcomed the debate.
"As I told the committee, this is absolutely a discussion they
should have," said Starbird, who worked in a council-city manager