During a study session before its regular meeting Tuesday, the City Council will discuss the pros and cons of changing the appointed term for the mayor from one year to two years.

Concord is one of 14 cities in Contra Costa County whose city councils select one of their own once a year to serve as mayor, and another to serve as vice mayor, generally on a rotational basis. No city appoints mayors to terms of longer than one year.

Four cities -- Antioch, Brentwood, Martinez and Richmond -- directly elect their mayors to four-year terms. San Ramon voters elect their mayor for a two-year term.

There will be more public and council discussion of the two-year proposal in upcoming weeks.

This study session begins at 5:30 p.m. in the city hall Permit Center Conference Room, 1950 Parkside Drive, and the public is welcome. The council's regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. in council chambers.



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