Other than Mayor Helps, and perhaps a few others on Council (Isitt, Loveday), who could possibly support this idea? Her Worship is pretty clever; she has to have known this would go over like a lead balloon. I wonder what her REAL plan is?
She is a smart lady who sometimes thinks she has more support than she does and then does dopey things. Case in point her initial efforts to hire her friend as a consultant. At least she has the sense to know when she has mucked up and back down quickly.