If ministers misbehave they can be sacked.
There is no ability to do that for a mayor and Watching Brief has a proposal for legislation to change that:
. . .The Minister shall introduce legislation as a matter of urgency providing for the recall and subsequent new election for any elected local government position.
The legislation will be drafted to achieve the following objective;
Len Brown’s behaviour and refusal to resign has highlighted council and public impotence in the face of serious transgression by a mayor.
Watching Brief’s proposal should be taken seriously.
It could be called the Brown Law after the man who has shown such legislation is necessary.
Pending that – there is a petition calling on the mayor to resign.