G. Oliver Koppell, a member of the New York City Council, vowed on Thursday to introduce legislation “within weeks” that would allow the city’s elected officials to serve three full terms, instead of the current two.
Councilman Will Introduce Term Limits Change
In an interview, the councilman said term limits “cut off people’s careers in politics, which makes no sense.”
“If one looks at members of the City Council,” he said, “some of the most creative served for 20 years. The limits, he added, “rob the public of a choice.”
Mr. Koppell said he would ask the speaker of the Council, Christine C. Quinn, to introduce the legislation first, but said that if she declined, he would proceed on his own.
“I prefer she raise it first,” he said, “but if nobody else advances this soon, I will.”
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