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City Council Set to Vote on Term Limits This Week

Government groups unhappy

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to overhaul the city's term limits law has been put on the fast track for a vote Thursday before the City Council, just three weeks after he announced he'd like to try and run again.

Among those criticizing the timing of the vote is Dick Dadey of the good government group "Citizens' Union."

DADEY: Clearly they are moving to close off the growing momentum that exists for the opposition-it's clear they have been able to line up the votes. The fact that they are putting it up to a vote is not a good sign for the voters getting a chance to decide this."

REPORTER: Some are criticizing the timing of the vote as a lobbying tactic to try and persuade the 14 still undecided members.

The bill needs 26 votes to pass.

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