What can an elected Mayor do for a city and region?

A couple of videos with coverage of the mayoral referendum and campaign. First the debate held at the University of Birmingham:

“On Wednesday 29th February 2012, this debate brought together leaders and representatives from business, education, politics, and the community, to discuss the benefits that an elected Mayor could bring to Birmingham, and how this would affect the current structure of local government. Panellists include Lord Heseltine, Lord Adonis and Catherine Staite.”

And then a web-q&a that campaigner for Mayor Siôn Simon did following the launch of his ’10-point plan for a better Birmingham’:

Any more video or good articles about the mayor thing? Leave ’em in the comments: