Sunday, November 2, 2008

City residents' last chance to weigh in on term limits

In City residents' last chance to weigh in on term limits, Newsday reports that tomorrow is your last chance to speak up about the bill before Bloomberg signs it into law:

Foes of the move are urging residents to show up at City Hall for the 9:30 bill-signing ceremony. Before the mayor actually puts pen to paper, members of the public have an opportunity to express why he should or should not sign the bill, said Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Forest Hills), a likely 2009 mayoral candidate and opponent of extending term limits.

"The mayor and the City Council may be able to take your vote away, but they can't take away your right to speak," Weiner said.

Some people would disagree with Weiner. Many accuse Bloomberg of being responsible for detaining people to prevent them from using their right to free speech and assembly at the 2004 Republican convention.

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