One Down, Two to Go
October 23rd, 2008
The City Council’s Governmental Operations Committee unanimously approved Intro 845 this morning, clearing the way for it to go to the full council this afternoon. The vote was 6 to 0, and Councilmember Larry Seabrook was absent. For a list of members, go here.
Most of the committee members had already announced how they would vote on the issue before the vote this morning, except for Inez Dickens — an influential freshman, who had been widely seen as a candidate for speaker after the 09 election. Dickens said, “After deep personal thought, I have decided to vote yes.”
Now it’s on to the full chamber.
Before the council decides on the mayor’s bill, however, three members plan to propose an amendment on the floor requiring a City Charter review commission examine term limits and then send the issue to the voters. That amendment, in effect, would undermine the intent of the mayor’s bill.
If that amendment is approved, the council would have to hold off on voting on the entire bill until its next stated meeting. If it is rejected, they could move on the original legislation.By Courtney Gross on October 23, 2008, 11:04 am
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