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It's not a given that appointment would have to be done by the mayor. The review committee could consider various approaches, including appointment by Commission. A separation-of-powers approach would be best, with the mayor nominating a candidate who gets an up-or-down vote from Commission, and appointees could even also face retention votes every two years, coincident with regular county elections.
An elected Auditor would significantly enhance the power of citizens over their local government. Cutting political parties and their patronage structures out of some or all county offices would also restore power to citizens.
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