Monday, November 21, 2005

It's Official!

CU Says FU to CMs Looking to Extend Council Terms Via Leg

The historic good government group, Citizens Union, today released a statement which stands up for the citizens, and derides Council Members' efforts to tinker with the term limits law.

Dick Dadey, Executive Director of the Union, had this to say:

"Though there may be compelling and very good reasons to consider extending the term of New York City Council members to three four-year terms, it would be deeply distressing for the body to take the undemocratic step of ignoring the wishes of the voters twice expressed. Willfully flouting those past referendum results and failing to seek the views of current voters would violate the principles of good government and the practice of municipal democracy that Citizens Union supports."


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