Councilman W. Wilson Goode Jr.’s proposal to put term limits on City Council members was slammed by many of his colleagues today.
“I’m against term limits period. I think they’re a mistake,” said Councilman Brian O’Neill, currently in his eighth term. “The voters tell you when you’ve been in too long.”
As it stands now, there are no term limits for Council members. Goode today introduced a bill that would limit members to three consecutive four-year terms. Current members could win two more consecutive terms.
Goode – who successfully passed campaign finance legislation -- said that term limits would provide more opportunities for people to serve in government.