Not everyone agrees -- especially the man who would be most affected by the switch, the current mayor, Bill Balanoff
Elected in 2001, Balanoff
, who is retired, said he
is not overburdened by any responsibilities.
"I'm not saying I'm the best mayor out there," he
said."But I'm there almost full-time.I would keep a strong-mayor form of government."
Some large cities, including Orlando, still use that type of government.
would not try to block the referendum.
"It's up to the people of Minneola which way they want to go," he
City Council member Debbie Veit suggested the referendum at a meeting earlier this month, and Gerken said he
hopes to have it drawn up in time for the next regularly scheduled meeting, June 11.
If not, he
said, it will be ready by the June 25 meeting.