A Mitchell City Council vote on adding a city administrator may come this month. The administrator would act as a chief operating officer, overseeing the department heads. The administrator would be accountable to the mayor. The council discussed the issue last night. It is hoped that a city administrator could improve efficiency in city business. Over twenty cities in South Dakota have a city manager or administrator. Mitchell residents voted against a city manager form of government in 2011.
The issue is expected to be voted on at the next council meeting on December 16th.