On Term Limits Bill;
Section 38 of Charter
May Bar City Council
We last wrote Tuesday (Oct. 14) about term limits, and then paused for the required public hearings which were held Thursday and Friday. Although the hearings were poorly managed and many members of the public were excluded from testifying, while others were rushed through two-minute bites, what did come through were the large numbers of ordinary people (not just candidates and 'community organizers' who came on their own time and dime to speak against the Bloomberg-Quinn plan for mutual term extension.
Although the public was told that witnesses would be heard in order of their registration to speak, that turned out not to be the case. For example, this blogger registered with the sergeant-at-arms as directed at about 11 a.m., two hours before the hearing was scheduled to start (1 p.m.).