From Inside the Caucus
October 6th, 2008
What I hear from inside the City Council’s Democratic caucus meeting, which started at around 3:30 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 5 p.m., is there will be two Governmental Operations hearings on the leadership’s bill (what some call the mayor’s bill) once it has been introduced tomorrow.
The first hearing will be reserved for the public.
One councilmember says they didn’t receive copies of the proposed legislation, but members have been told it would change term limits from two to three terms permanently.
Interestingly, if the mayor’s bill simply changed term limits from two to three terms, that would be identical to Councilmember Oliver Koppell’s proposal. Koppell put in a legislative request on Sept. 4, and we haven’t heard of any movement since.
Technically, the speaker’s office has 60 days to draft legislation for introduction from the time of a request.By Courtney Gross on October 6, 2008, 4:36 pm
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