During his Q-And-A with reporters this afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg had a testy exchange with the DN's Frank Lombardi on the subject of term limits horse-trading and arm-twisting.
Fasten your seatbelts, this is a good one...
2 newbie councilmen said they are voting against term limits changes, including Anthony Como (finally).
A Good Government Group Parts Ways with Quinn and there's another complaint filed against her at the Conflicts of Interest Board.
And Queens Civic Congress is also against the last-minute power grab.
And the NYC Bar Association issued this statement:
It is critically important that voters have confidence that when they vote on a matter, it counts. Taking the decision on a change in term limits away from the voters who have twice voted on them can only serve to engender cynicism regarding the political process, derogate the referendum process and potentially discourage voter participation in the future. This is particularly so here where a majority of the Council members who would vote on the change are personally affected. It would indeed be a tall order to convince New Yorkers that in taking this matter unto themselves after having been twice affirmed by the voters, that the Council members had only the public interest at heart. In short, a change in term limits by legislative action would be bad policy, contrary to principles of good government and potentially damaging to our City institutions.