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Kaye says, "The mayor simply has too much power.
A simple solution that would find popular support would be to allow the mayor only one appointment and give the Controller, City Attorney and the Council one each.
The fifth commissioner should be chosen by the Neighborhood Councils.
This would at least create some semblance of balance and actually empower the Neighborhood Councils in a way that City Hall has fought since their inception.
We don't need commissions that are simply going to roll over to the orders of the mayor and Council. We need people who will stand up for what's right, not sign off on what's wrong."