Ask a Mayor

A CityLab video series

What's the Most Surprising Thing You've Learned About Being a Mayor?

On becoming a waste management and parking policy expert.

Where Can You Go in Your City to Take a Break From Being Mayor?

Getting away from the job when you're always on the job.

What Ideas Have You Copied or Borrowed From Other Cities?

Stealing is encouraged among mayors.

What's the Most Frustrating Part of Your Job?

Mayors open up about the stuff that gets them down.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

What Do People Tend to Get Wrong About Your City?

Mayors address their worst cultural stereotypes.

Why Has No Sitting Mayor Ever Become President of the United States?

A few have tried, but none have succeeded.

Outside of Your Staff, Who Do You Listen to the Most?

Mayors explain how friends and associates quickly become crucial advisers.

Who Runs Your Twitter Feed?

When it comes to social media at the municipal level, not everyone is a Cory Booker.

What's the Weirdest Place You've Ever Been Confronted by a Constituent?

There's no such thing as personal space when you're mayor.

What's the First Thing You Do When You Arrive at City Hall Each Day?

You asked. Mayors answered.

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What Would You Ask If You Could Ask a Mayor Anything?

We're getting ready to interview a group of mayors from around the world. But we need your help!