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Old 05-20-2015, 09:52 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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famous, infamous, or well known for one reason or another.....

Rob Ford - Toronto
Marion Berry - Washington
Buddy Cianci - Providence
Annise Parker - Houston
Michael Nutter - Philly
Thomas Menino - Boston
Antonio Villaraigosa - Los Angeles
Gavin Newsom - San Francisco
Sam Adams - Portland
New York has a long list (Bloomberg/Guilianai/LaGuardia......)
Chicago has that guy with the Napoleon complex and the Daley legacy.

I lived in Seattle for five years and I noticed that city seems to change out and elect new mayors frequently. Can't think of a mayor there that was particularly memorable.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:54 PM
 
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Kasim Reed of Atlanta is well known.
You really think so? I know him because I lived in Atlanta for several years and keep up with the local news, but I'm not so sure many Americans could tell you who the mayor of Atlanta is. If they do know him, they probably know him for the city's bungling of the ice storm a few years ago.
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Old 05-21-2015, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Just outside of McDonough, Georgia
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Though I can't remember his name, the Mayor of Atlanta was in the news on national level in early 2014 when Atlanta was hammered by a snow/ice storm and cars were stranded on the interstates for days because the roads were so bad, ironically that wasn't his fault, as the Atlanta city roads were well salted, but the suburban outlying roads weren't.
Kasim Reed, and thank you, it seems that you are one of the few people who knows that the 1/28 situation on the interstates, state freeways, public schools, and suburban roads was not the fault of the government of the City of Atlanta (although they aren't totally absolved of responsibility; the city employees were just as screwed as everyone else, and Kasim Reed did opt to go to a Weather Channel event even as conditions were deteriorating).

Personally, I don't think Kasim Reed is well-known outside of Georgia. NYC mayors, definitely, although de Blasio is a lot less-known than Bloomberg was. I'd throw Chicago and San Antonio up there due to current or previous links to President Obama.

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Old 05-21-2015, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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famous, infamous, or well known for one reason or another.....

Rob Ford - [b]Toronto[b]
Marion Berry - Washington
Buddy Cianci - Providence
Annise Parker - Houston
Michael Nutter - Philly
Thomas Menino - Boston
Antonio Villaraigosa - Los Angeles
Gavin Newsom - San Francisco
Sam Adams - Portland
New York has a long list (Bloomberg/Guilianai/LaGuardia......)
Chicago has that guy with the Napoleon complex and the Daley legacy.

I lived in Seattle for five years and I noticed that city seems to change out and elect new mayors frequently. Can't think of a mayor there that was particularly memorable.
Toronto is not an American city, though that mayor is infamous.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:55 AM
 
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Toronto is not an American city, though that mayor is infamous.
Oh thank you! I had no idea Toronto was in Canada. He's quite infamous indeed, and worthy of mention anyway.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:11 AM
 
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You really think so? I know him because I lived in Atlanta for several years and keep up with the local news, but I'm not so sure many Americans could tell you who the mayor of Atlanta is. If they do know him, they probably know him for the city's bungling of the ice storm a few years ago.
I live in Atlanta and I can't imagine any significant number of people know who he is. Maybe news junkies who have seen him on Meet the Press, or as you note, saw him during the ice storm (and certainly wouldn't remember his name), but that's about it.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:16 AM
 
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Buddy Cianci, may or may not have been in the mafia
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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I would have to say the mayor of NYC no matter who he is will usually be well known by most Americans.
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Old 05-21-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Just outside of McDonough, Georgia
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Toronto is not an American city, though that mayor is infamous.
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Oh thank you! I had no idea Toronto was in Canada. He's quite infamous indeed, and worthy of mention anyway.
That's not to mention that Rob Ford isn't even the mayor anymore, John Tory is.

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Old 05-21-2015, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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That's not to mention that Rob Ford isn't even the mayor anymore, John Tory is.

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I merely pointed it out because I'm asking what AMERICAN city has the most well known Mayor.
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