In a signal of the coming political fight over Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s plan to seek another four years in office, two City Council members said on Saturday that they would introduce legislation that would allow voters rather than the City Council to decide whether to extend term limits.
City Council members Bill de Blasio and Letitia James, both Brooklyn Democrats, say they intend to introduce a bill on Tuesday calling for a citywide referendum to be held in the spring.
“Voters have decided to enact and uphold term limits; they voted on it twice,” Ms. James said at a news conference outside City Hall. “The mayor is blatantly trying to cut them out of the discussion, trying to do an end run around democracy.”
She added that there is “still time to do it the right way, through a referendum.”
Countering Mayor’s Bid With a Bill to Put Term Limits in the Voters’ Hands
There also were multiple press conferences on the steps of City Hall yesterday. This photo was sent in by Juniper Civic.