Thursday, December 15, 2005

Notable Quotable

New York Sun, June 20, 2005

Term limits
may also create perverse political incentives, in which council members, with limited time in office, are preoccupied with making headlines through overly bold initiatives to increase visibility in their districts and around the city.

"There is definitely a sense in the media that some of the actions taken in this body lack gravitas," one council staff member said. "Sometimes it is driven because people feel like they're scrambling." This aide said some council members are very conscious that they have only a short "window" in which to get things accomplished.



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