President Barack Obama epitomizes the need for a one-term limit for presidents of the United States.
The Westchester County Board of Legislators has passed a bill that would limit terms for county legislators and the county executive.
The limit had long been two terms but was extended in 2008 when Mayor Michael Bloomberg decided he wanted to run again.
Two years ago, the mayor pushed the City Council to extend the limit to three terms so he could run for re-election. At the time, the mayor said the City needed him to get through the financial crisis.
According to a new poll, most New Yorkers want to restore the two-term limit for city officials.
Mayor Bloomberg declared his opposition to term limits when he had the law changed in 2008, but now he’s hesitant to get back into the debate.
It’s now the public’s turn to decide whether elected officials should stay in office for two or three consecutive terms.
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