Actually, we want to be in office for life.
It's unbelievable--not only do we have a 30 year bond referendum for $40 million on the Consent Agenda with NO public input, these commissioners now want three year terms. Didn't they just read the survey where the respondents gave them a 13% very favorable rating? It's bad enough with two year terms. Look at all the damage they do and now they want to be royalty for life. Is this even legal? We all voted them into office for a two year term to end on a specified date.
We have to continually vote for things over and over again. They are never satisfied with the results. Now they will raise money and put out press releases telling all of us why this would be such a great idea...they will tell us that it will give them more time to focus on important things in Lake Worth instead of campaigning which is hot, dirty work...just dreaming up hit pieces is exhausting. Yeah, we see how the slum, blight and crime has improved. It's really too bad that they have to go out and raise tons of money every two years and hit their special interests for big donations when they never, ever talk to their constituents during their terms.
We just had a referendum eight years ago on this very subject and the voters rejected it. Instead, I would prefer term limits...get these bums out of office every 4 years.
Vote for 1
On the Agenda Tuesday:
Ordinance No. 2016-23 – First Reading – call for a charter referendum election and schedule the public hearing date for August 2, 2016
The Ordinance amends the City Charter to extend the elected officials’ terms from two to three years and place a question on the November 8, 2016, presidential election ballot.
BACKGROUND AND JUSTIFICATION:
The Ordinance authorizes placing a question on the November ballot. If approved by the voters, the terms for Commissioners from Districts 2 and 4 will be three years commencing in March 2017. The terms for Mayor and Commissioners from Districts 1 and 3 will be three years commencing in March 2016.
I move to approve/not approve Ordinance No. 2016-23 on first reading and schedule the public hearing date for