Goode Proposes Council Term Limits

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The Daily News reports Councilman Wilson Goode Jr. has proposed term limits of three consecutive terms for his fellow council members. "If voters approved the measure in November - it requires a change by referendum to the City Charter - current Council members could have up to two more consecutive four-year terms. The bill is sure to meet resistance from Goode's 16 colleagues, 13 of whom are in their third term - or well beyond it. President Anna C. Verna has been on Council since 1976, Majority Leader Marian B. Tasco since 1988, and Minority Leader Brian J. O'Neill and Councilwoman Joan L. Krajewski since 1980. "The issue is simply whether we are representing the people who vote, or who don't vote, particularly in light of the fact that those people came out to vote for a first-year senator and elected him president of the United States," Goode said. "That's the new independent politics."'

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