(CAPITALGAZETTE) — For three years, politicians have debated the merits of council-manager government, which would strip key powers from the mayor of Annapolis.

But pondering a different form of government days after the election of Annapolis’ first Republican mayor in 16 years?

That’s a formula for political backlash.

And that’s what happened after the story in The Sunday Capital that Democratic members of the council were discussing plans to shift to the different style of government.

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