Mayors

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.

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.

The Two Torontos

Don't believe what you're hearing about Rob Ford's ever-loyal supporters. The truth is much more complicated.

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.

Toronto Sun

New Rob Ford Video Includes Threats and Tons of Swearing

"I need f---ing 10 minutes to make sure he's dead."

Rob Ford: Still Not Resigning

"I can't do anything else but apologize."

Reuters

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: 'Yes, I Smoked Crack Cocaine'

Ford has just admitted using the drug to journalists inside City Hall.

REUTERS

Election Day 2013: Races to Watch

Miami Beach and Minneapolis are neck-and-neck for "most entertaining" mayoral campaign season.

Reuters

In the Government Shutdown, Mayors See a Moment to Shine

Washington's dysfunction gives them a chance to talk up their operational prowess.

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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!

Reuters

Be Like Mike: How Bloomberg Became the World's 'Mentor'

He wanted the way he ran his city to become a model for mayors everywhere. But can that idea persist once he's out of office?

Reuters

Can Mayors Really Save the World?

Untangling the theory that local ideas can fix global problems.