The city of Watertown is considering changing the way it runs its government. Right now, Watertown has a powerful city manager who oversees departments and runs day-to-day affairs. But that person isn't elected - they're appointed by the city council, which includes the mayor.
When Ryan Henry-Wilkinson ran for and won a city council seat last fall, he campaigned on this idea: that voters should choose the most powerful city official.
"If we trust the voters to elect us," Henry-Wilkinson said, "why can’t we trust the voters to elect an executive officer directly?"