Resident questions proposed mayoral term limit change
To the editor:
When Hilary Clinton so skillfully and carefully crafted the phrase “requires the suspension of disbelief,” I admired the precision with which she articulated her perception of the issue before her. Although I did not agree with her view of that specific situation, it never occurred to me that I might have occasion to borrow her words, but in a recent newspaper edition, Green Mayor Norton was quoted referencing the decision of his thoughtfully and deliberately selected Charter Review Commission to propose an amendment to the City of Green Charter to extend the term limit of his position from two terms to three while leaving Council’s term limit at two.
It compels the submission by City Council of a charter amendment to remove the mayor as sole appointing authority of future charter review commissions, and to share the appointments with Council on a two or three ratio or, preferably, require that the makeup of this important commission be elected by the public, as was the original Charter Review Commission. We have, in this and the previous commission, been subjected to a charade of objectivity by a panel of sycophants. The people of Green will not be well-served by another display of political partisanship in “nonpartisan” Green as declared in the original charter.
Don Sample, Green
Calendar of Events
- Ed Caner - 5/19/2013
- Three Choir Music Festival - 5/19/2013
- The Way We See It! - 5/20/2013
- Copley Historical Society - 5/20/2013
- Food Preservation - 5/20/2013