Thursday, October 23, 2008

29-22, How Your Councilmember Voted On Term Limits Extension

October 23, 2008
Mayor Bloomberg's bill to extend term limits from two to three four-year terms, which would enable him to seek re-election next fall, passed with three votes to spare.

Unless there's a successful legal challenge to the bill after the mayor signs it into law, he will be a candidate in 2009, and if re-elected he would be only the fourth 20th century mayor to serve a third term (the other three were LaGuardia, Wagner and Koch).

Councilman James Sanders, who abstained on the amendment that would have required a public referendum, voted "yes" on the mayor's bill. Councilman David Yassky and Councilman Alan Gerson, who introduced the amendment and then voted "yes" on it also voted "yes" on Bloomberg's bill. The third amendment sponsor, Councilwoman Gale Brewer, voted "no." Most of the undecideds turned into "yes" votes.

NY1 has a helpful chart: voice-their-opinions-on-term-limit-bill/

Addabbo - No
Arroyo - Yes
Avella - No
Baez - Yes
Barron - No
Brewer - No
Como - No
Comrie - Yes
De Blasio - No
Dickens - Yes
Dilan - Yes
Eugene - No
Felder - Yes
Fidler - Yes
Foster - Yes
Garodnick - No
Gennaro - No
Gentile - No
Gerson - Yes
Gioia - No
Gonzalez - Yes
Ignizio - No
Jackson - Yes
James - No
Katz - Yes
Koppell - Yes
Lappin - No
Liu - No
Mark-Viverito - No
Martinez - Yes
McMahon - No
Mealy - Yes
Mendez - No
Monserrate - No
Nelson - Yes
Palma - No
Recchia - Yes
Reyna - Yes
Sanders - Yes
Seabrook - Yes
Sears - Yes
Stewart - Yes
Vacca - Yes
Vallone - Yes
Vann - Yes
Weprin - No
White - Yes
Yassky - Yes
Oddo (Rep.) - No
Rivera (Dem.) - Yes
Quinn (Speaker) - Yes


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