Thursday, August 13, 2009

Houston Mayor Wants to End Term Limits, Too

Look at what Bloomberg-Quinn have started

"Mayor Bill White on Wednesday raised the specter of changing the term limits on Houston elected officials, urging City Council members to consider appointing a special commission to examine whether the restriction to three, two-year terms imposed by voters in 1991 has been too stringent." The Houston Chronicle has reported.

"...Term limits passed in cities and state legislatures all over the country in the early 1990s in a wave of reform that also brought the idea to Capitol Hill as part of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's Contract With America, where it failed. In recent years, however, challenges to term limits have been growing.

"Last year, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg fought and won a battle to allow him a one-time extension so he could serve a third four-year term. Former San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger also led a successful 2008 ballot initiative to extend that city's two two-year term limit to two four-year terms," the article reported.

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