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May 1, 2010
Should mayors and councilors serve four year terms?
Voters may get a chance this fall to decide whether to let mayors and city councilors serve for four years at a time instead of running for office every two years.
The Charter Revision Commission is recommending the change in the city’s century-old governmental blueprint.
Having twice as much time to get things done — and only half as many municipal elections — would allow elected officials more chance to push through their agendas before facing voters again, charter commissioners said.
“Everyone whines about how inefficient government is,” said panel member Regina von Gootkin, and this gives them an opportunity to do something about it. CLICK HERE FOR STORY
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