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Friday, December 09, 2005

It's Like 10,000 Spoons...

...When All You Need is a Knife

In his farewell speech at City Hall yesterday, outgoing Council Speaker Gifford Miller urged his colleagues NOT to dump term limits on their own - as Frank Lombardi reports in today's Daily News.

But mind you, Speaker Miller was the person who made undoing the legislature's terms legislatively a real possibility. As the Gotham Gazette recently reminded us:

In 2002, term limits again became an issue when City Council Speaker Gifford Miller proposed an amendment, arguing that a quirk in the law would force him and five other members out of office after serving less than eight years. Michael Bloomberg opposed the measure, but the council overrode his veto. A court upheld the new law, allowing Miller, who is now running for mayor, to stay in office until the end of 2005.

Click here to read the article in its entirety.


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