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Term Limits Needed in MP -- Please Make them Two Terms

From: domainremoved <Lynne>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 20:25:46 -0700

Hello Council,

Thank you to Rich Cline and Ray Mueller for proposing a Council discussion
of term limits. I would like to see a two-term limit with no opportunity to
serve again. I don't want to see "professional politicians" in Menlo Park.
Two terms are enough to accomplish one's goals.

Term limits are also a political "best practice." They limit the influence
of special interests and bring in fresh ideas and fresh approaches. No
wonder that most cities in San Mateo County, and according to the chart
supplied with the staff report on the topic, all but one city in Santa
Clara County -- has term limits.

As one more reason for term limits, all MP advisory committees and
commissions have term limits. Those serving are limited to two consecutive
terms and then the person must be off before applying again. It's beyond
the agenda topic, but I would also like to see stricter term limits for
those serving in the Commission and Committee advisory roles. Once their
two terms are up, I would like commissioners to be restricted from serving
again on the particular commission/committee where they served two terms.

Lynne
Received on Mon May 07 2018 - 20:27:05 PDT

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