Term limit change proposed for City Council

June 13, 2012 2:35:26 PM PDT
Another push is underway to change term limits for Houston City Council members.

On Wednesday, two council members proposed changing term limits to two 4-year terms. You may remember a similar proposal in 2010 failed to clear council by one vote. And while the mayor says she doesn't believe in term limits, she thinks voters should have the final say.

"It's no secret that I don't believe in term limits, that I think we should do away with term limits. I have in the past supported transitioning from three 2-year terms to 4-year terms, but it's not something that city council can decide. It's something that city council would have to put on the ballot this November," Mayor Parker said.

The mayor says the proposal would not apply to current members who are termed out.


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