Bloomberg to Support Two-Term Limit on Election Day

Monday, October 25, 2010

New York City's three-term mayor says he plans to cast his vote in favor of returning to a limit of two, consecutive, four-year terms.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he supports the recommendation of the City Charter Commission to return to two terms. 

"It's not the bill that I wanted," Bloomberg said. "It's not the bill that I think the commission should have passed. It's not the bill, I think, that most of the members of the commission wanted to pass. But it's better than what we have now, and I committed that we would have that referendum, and I personally am going to vote for it."

In 2008, Bloomberg persuaded the city council to extend term limits to a third term, so he could run again. He said he was needed to help the city through the financial crisis. A spokesman said Bloomberg only supported three terms for himself because the situation was extraordinary.

"When they changed term limits, I had said, it was changed legally by the city council, and that we would give the public another chance in a referendum to decide whether they want two or three," Bloomberg said. "And now they can do that."

The ballot question will ask voters whether they want to amend the city's charter to a two-year term. A "yes" vote is in favor of returning to two terms. A "no" vote means keeping the limit to three terms.


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Comments [4]

geTaylor from Bklyn., NY

Ques.: How can you tell Mike Bloomberg is lying.

Ans : He's making any statement whatsoever concerning term limits or the integrity of the city council.

Oct. 26 2010 10:09 AM
Robert from NYC

That turd!!

Oct. 26 2010 10:01 AM
Tom Crossman

How do we know he means what he says? if the whim strikes him, will there be another "crisis" which demands he remain sovereign? How is this different from Pakistan? Oh yeah, the court overruled their President. That and the people were in the streets.

Oct. 25 2010 06:28 PM
Michael Anthony

This man is a hypocrite!!
In NYC's most dour hour's of need he would not step to the sidelines after the 9/11 attacks and allow Guiliani to gather the wits of the city. However after two terms of what...."No smoking in bars"...King Michael wanted a spot change for him on the third term as the bigger field for the Governors mansion or Pennsylvania Aveenue were out of reach. He needed a BIG job as the Mayor of the Big he bought it. Bought off most of the City Council with campaign contributions and now wants to be the enlightened savior in NYC. This gentleman has singlehandedly or with incompetent Commissioner's has ruined the entire Construction and Real Estate industry but made sure the "his" sacred Wall Street was baied out ...hanging the rest of us NYC schmoes out to dry.
He was once a shining star with no debts to the political machine ...until he bought the machine.
Sad...a true leader with potential...becomes another rich guy with an appetite.

Oct. 25 2010 03:42 PM

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