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D'Amico, Borelli Support Weho Term Limits

The Yes on Measure C campaign gets endorsements from a sitting Council member and a 2013 candidate.

Councilman John D'Amico and 2013 candidate Sam Borelli this week voiced their endorsement of a ballot initiative that seeks to establish West Hollywood City Council term limits.

D'Amico reiterated his support for Measure C to Wehoville in a website posting Monday. In September, Patch spotted D'Amico signing a petition to get the initiative on the March 5 ballot.

“I am not in favor of term limits as much as I am in favor of coalition building but some people are, and some of those folks are my friends,” D’Amico said.

“I still believe that the best route to change in local government is through coalition building and thoughtful, future-looking alternatives to the status quo,” the first-term councilman added.

On Tuesday candidate Borelli threw his support to the term limits movement.

"After nearly 10 years serving the community as a West Hollywood Public Safety commissioner, and now as a candidate for city council, I have seen and experienced a very closed system to keep even the most qualified candidate from threatening the ‘old-boys network,’” Borelli said in a statement.

Measure C seeks to limit council service to 12 years, or three four-year terms.

Local arms of the Democratic Party and incumbents up for re-election Jeffrey Prang and John Duran have come out against the ballot initiative.

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George February 22, 2013 at 06:31 AM
Even if the measure passes it goes into effect now. Sadly, it doesn't effect council member Heilman's tenure and his 25 year plus as council member which is truly why this measure here in WH was designed. People want him out!!! The measure would begin and he could serve two more terms still. It isn't retro active sadly.
me February 22, 2013 at 04:27 PM
you are right, it's not retroactive, but heilman would be able to serve 3 more terms (or 12 years total) after its passed.....VOTE YES ON MEASURE C!!!!!!!!!!!
jimmy palmieri February 24, 2013 at 05:01 PM
THIS ENTIRE MEASURE C WAS CREATED IN MY OPINION, BECAUSE OF THE ABUSE AND ENTITLEMENT THAT "BABY JANE HEILMAN" AND ABBE LAND HAVE DEMONSTRATED IN THEIR STRONGHOLD OF THIS CITY. ACTING LIKE ROYALTY RATHER THAN CIVIL SERVANTS, AND APPOINTING RATHER THAN ALLOWING A VOTE FOR A COUNCIL SEAT, HAS PROVEN TO BE THE RUINATION OF THEIR POPULARITY.
George February 24, 2013 at 06:21 PM
Gay people just want Heilman gone, period! Apparently he doesn't mind being hated within the community it appears.
jimmy palmieri February 24, 2013 at 06:32 PM
HIS INDIFFERENCE TO MERE MORTALS IS PAINFULLY OBVIOUS.
michael February 25, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Please don't speak for all gay people....I want Councilman Heilman IN..... I want Duran and Prang re-elected and measure C defeated. The majority of WEHO residents are satisfied with the growth and success of this city under the present city council. The angry bitter voices are a minority and should be respectfully ignored .
me February 25, 2013 at 10:00 PM
SORRY, I REJECT THIS AS I DO SPEAK FOR ALL GAY PEOPLE IN VOTING DURAN AND PRANG OUT AND YES ON TERM LIMITS!!! :-)
michael February 25, 2013 at 11:03 PM
How ridiculous. You speak for all gay people? You prove my point that Duran and Prang will be Re elected.
George February 25, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Michael is obviously someone benefiting financially by the council WH council member or maybe pretending to be Mike but REALLY one of them?
scott ferguson February 26, 2013 at 12:55 AM
The idea that someone is happy with our city government only because he is employed by them or directly benefits from them is deeply offensive, and reinforces how out of touch many of the Yes on C people are. Back when this the petitions for C were circulated, and WeHo Patch revealed that they were receiving active support from Orange Co right-wing activists (without which they likely wouldn't have gotten on the ballot), I predicted here this idiocy would come back to haunt them. The No campaign now is highlighting this, and for good reason. The fecklessness of the opposition in West Hollywood, and their naivite in realizing how much these enemies want to get their nose under our tend to then cause further anti-democratic and anti-progressive policies here was obvious to anyone with any political acumen. And it is exactly this fecklessness and naivite, which causes them to almost always lose, and then propose an anti-democratic measure as the only was they won't lose in the distant future, that makes them undesirable in any position of political leadership in this city. Shorter version - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
michael February 26, 2013 at 02:51 AM
Thank you, scott.
George February 26, 2013 at 03:33 AM
Sadly, West Hollywood is being transformed into a place none of us long term residents want and we are not going to sit back and let the misguided, corrupt West Hollywood city council member's play God. Remember the mean awful things Mr. Duran said when the people spoke up about the Plummer park renovations. He later apologized but that was just to do damage control. We can STOP all this mass development from happening by electing Steve Martin as our next council member. He understands the problems at city hall. He's on our side. Don't believe a word Mr. Ferguson says about republicans supporting the term limits issue. I know many devout democrats who are behind this measure. How absurd to even suggest that. Even if it passes John Heilman can still serve 2 more terms. He is VERY unpopular among the gay community. Why should he get to be a council member all these years? There are other more qualified, honest people who would like the opportunity to serve the community. He should just show some dignity and retire his post.
me February 26, 2013 at 06:17 AM
wish you would have started with the shorter version, as the rest of your diatribe was about as clear as hearing charlie brown's teacher speak
me February 26, 2013 at 06:21 AM
oh good lord, have you NO humor???....of course i don't speak for all gays, hence the smiley face....breathe michael haibach (prangs deputy), breatheeeeeee
me February 26, 2013 at 07:13 AM
....and does anyone remember when the CITY had to pay-out a settlement for JEFF PRANG because he SEXUALLY HARASSED a city staffer when they were up north on business???????
George February 26, 2013 at 07:45 AM
ME did that really happen? Why wasn't be relieved of his post? that's outrageous if it's true.
me February 26, 2013 at 08:11 AM
yes, a $30,000 payout if my memory serves....the staffer is still at city hall, which was probably part of the deal....as for why he wasn't forced to resign, i have no idea
me February 26, 2013 at 08:19 AM
http://articles.latimes.com/1999/oct/05/local/me-18851
me February 26, 2013 at 08:24 AM
January, 2000 - Gadfly James Fuhrman, using public records requests, publicizes that the City paid $30,000.00 in damages to the victim of the Portland gay pride sexual harassment incident. (source: weho news)
George February 26, 2013 at 08:27 AM
This is our mayor? How did he not get fired for this? Doesn't the West Hollywood care about it's employees? If this was a woman Prang harassed he would have had to resign. When did this happen? I didn't see a date on the LA times article.
George February 26, 2013 at 08:30 AM
My bad. I see the name, date......... Hopefully he has had some therapy since that incident? City council members can't be behaving like that. Shameful!

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