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City Bar Opposes Mayor’s Plan

More opposition emerged on Tuesday afternoon to a plan by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and members of the City Council to rescind term limits by legislation and allow the mayor to run for a third term. The 23,000-member New York City Bar said the matter should be put before the voter, while a state senator said he would introduce a bill in Albany to require such a vote.

The bar association issued a strongly worded statement:

“It is critically important that voters have confidence that when they vote on a matter, it counts.  Taking the decision on a change in term limits away from the voters who have twice voted on them can only serve to engender cynicism regarding the political process, derogate the referendum process and potentially discourage voter participation in the future.”

The New York Times City Room
October 14th, 2008