The Stonewall Democratic Club voted Monday to oppose term limits for West Hollywood City Council members.
After speakers for both sides of the issue made their case, club members voted 37-5 in favor of a "no" vote on Measure C, which seeks to establish a maximum of three, four-year terms in office.
"I am opposed to term limits because they are inherently undemocratic," said club member Lester Aponte. "Our founding fathers considered the idea when they crafted the U.S. Constitution and rightly rejected it."
Term limit opponents argued that in the past incumbents have been voted off of the council and pointed to the Los Angeles County Democratic Party's anti-term limits position.
Supporters of the proposition noted that they collected more than the required number of signatures to put the meaure on the ballot in a short time and the idea has a lot of support. The term limits campaign last year to qualify the measure for the March 5 ballot.
Earlier this month the club voted to back incumbents Jeffrey Prang and John Duran.