Saturday, December 03, 2005

DN Recounts Council Term Limits Feud

Is CM Avella a PO Boss?

Frank Lombardi of the Daily News interviewed Council Member Avella this week after he sent his colleagues a scathing letter in which he accuses many of them of "plotting" to extend their own term limits without first gaining the public's approval.

In the interview, Avella said he sent the letter - and made it public to the media - because "somebody has to wake them up."

He noted that he and many of the current incumbents were first elected in 2001, when the advent of term limits created dozens of vacancies."

Many were elected because of term limits, and now they want to change the law on their own," he fumed. "It's disgraceful."

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