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Lawmakers Push Bloomberg to Answer Term Limits Question

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

While preparing to celebrate yesterday's West Indian American Day Parade, City Comptroller Bill Thompson tried to get Mayor Bloomberg to answer once and for all if he would indeed support a change in law allowing elected officials to serve a third term.

Thompson accused the mayor of being intentionally vague and said he should make his views public.

But the mayor refused to answer whether he would veto a possible extension on the city's current two-term limits.

BLOOMBERG: The city council, the deliberative body representing all 51 council districts, have a chance to pass legislation and then the mayor has the opportunity to look at that legislation. Sign it or veto it.

REPORTER: A majority of council members favor changing the law. Most of them face the end of their council careers next year because of the term limits.

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