May 2009 Archives

Mayor's Term Limit Extension Found Lawful

May 26, 2009

Plaintiffs sought a court order finding that the action of the Mayor and City Council in extending their term limits violated the law because they used their positions to garner for themselves a personal advantage. After considering that the City's Conflict of Interest Board found no conflict in the Members' vote to extend, even where such vote would impact the jobs and interests of those that took part in the vote, there was no improper conduct by those voting to extend the term limit.