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Term Limits Group Submits Petitions to City Clerk

Over 4,000 signed the petition, which aims to place an initiative on the March 2013 ballot that would restrict city council members to serving no more than three terms.

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.”

me October 02, 2012 at 11:07 PM
WHOOT!!!! WHOOT!!!!.....NICE WORK Y'ALL!!!!!
Paul October 02, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Whoot, Whoot!!!! Good but a bit late. Should have been mandated years ago. Shame on these council members who think they came remain on council indefinitely! We need new people with fresh ideas from the stale cronies....... Just one long term residents opinion. Some people believe otherwise and I respect that.
Stephanie October 03, 2012 at 12:02 AM
Congratulations! Let the people decide!
Cino October 03, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Thank you all for your hard work...and keeping WH from turning into a VERNON and BELL fiefdom. Power hungry politicians NEVER leave on their own free will!
michael October 03, 2012 at 04:47 PM
You refer to our council as power hungry politicians .... I get it... what you're saying is that now that our long term council members have helped make West Hollywood a success ....it's time for your power hungry politicians.
Cino October 03, 2012 at 04:57 PM
THAT...depends on your perspective of "success". Massive traffic caused by unchecked growth at any cost (paid for by corporate political donations). Quality of life issues left by the curb. No independent Police Dept. after 25 years. West Hollywood citizens have yet to see the benefits of this long term councils "success". I am a 35 year long resident...we made WH a city for a reason, and it was not to become an over crowded, traffic clogged corporate controlled fiefdom like Bell, Ca.
joninla October 04, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Congrats to everyone who put action to their words about trying to make a change to improve our local election process!
Mitch October 04, 2012 at 05:52 AM
Great work. Wow. Check out the following... these greedy schmucks in WH must go... http://usassholes.com/2012/09/20/lassholes-west-hollywood-career-political-hacks-like-john-heilman-and-abbe-lane-have-to-go-it-is-time-for-term-limits-forty-years-plus-for-these-two-is-enough-already/
Gal Friday October 05, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Re: "Check out the following... these greedy schmucks in WH must go..." Oh boy....their parents must be so proud! Geez.....

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