Scott Schmidt and Sheila Lightfoot, key organizers for the West Hollywood Term Limits group, , asking the council to place an initiative on the March 2013 ballot that will allow voters to decide if term limits are necessary for city council members.
City clerk Corey Schaffer will now submit the petition to the county registrar's office, who will then verify that the signatures on the petition are registered voters within the city limits.
- Read more about the Term Limits petition here.
In order for the petition to be deemed sufficient, 2,344 of the signatures must be recognized as valid.
“Nearly 4,000 people believe the time is right to have term limits for the West Hollywood City Council,” Lightfoot said in a press release. “Our volunteers did the heavy lifting to bring their friends, neighbors and community together to put this issue before the voters.”
According to the press release, during the process of gathering signatures, the Term Limits group also registered 400 voters within the city.
“We have been energized by the enthusiasm in the community for this issue,” said Schmidt in a statement. “The people of West Hollywood are ready for change; they are ready for fresh, new leadership.”