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Voters bring back term limits

4 Nov
By CYRIL JOSH BARKER, Amsterdam News Staff

New Yorkers spoke loud and clear at the polls on Tuesday by allowing city elected officials to serve only two terms. The vote also prevents the City Council from voting to extend term limits.

Responding to one of two questions on the back of their ballots, 74 percent of people voted in favor to keep term limits to two terms. The decision comes after Mayor Michael Bloomberg extended term limits in 2008, allowing him to run and win a third term in 2009.

Last week, Bloomberg came out in support of reducing term limits back to two, simply stating during a press conference, “I’m voting to restore it.” Continue reading