City Council recently attempted to set term limits for its own appointments and mayoral appointments to the city’s boards and commissions. This means they sought to restrict how long members could be reappointed to the same roles without turnover. (See specifics.)
Mayor Tom Henry made the rare move to veto this measure in terms of his own appointments. Henry said via press release: "The City Council is free to set term limits for its own appointments, but this legislative overreach by Council violates the established principle of the separation of powers."
Last week, council failed to garner enough votes to override the veto, so it will stand.
We're curious: Are term limits an effective way to improve and diversify local leadership?
Let’s break it down with some analysis and advice.
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