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'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.

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 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!