Lawmakers Push Bloomberg to Answer Term Limits Question
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
New York, NY —
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.