The changes were recommended by the city's term limits review commission. If the council approves the motion, the issue will appear on the November ballot.
City council is also looking at a measure to reduce the time a candidate must live a district. Currently, the city charter says candidates must establish residency in the district they hope to represent at least a year prior to Election Day. The new proposal would cut that time down to six months. The change would only affect the November 2011 general election. If approved by council, voters will be able to weigh in on the November ballot.