Thursday, October 30, 2008

Term limit is Hakeem dream

The Brooklyn Paper reports on Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries' efforts regarding term limits:

A Brooklyn assemblyman will now try to do what the City Council refused: Let the people decide about term limits.

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries (D–Fort Greene) will introduce legislation next week that would require any changes to term limit laws — like the one passed by the City Council last week — to be decided by a public referendum. "

Not all critics of the mayor are pleased:
"I am concerned about the state weighing in on what is a city political issue," said Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union.

"The state exercises a great amount of control over the city of New York and I'm hesitant to support another encroachment over the city to manage itself."


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