Quinn Doesn’t Rule Out a Vote on Term Limits

DENVER—Christine Quinn this morning refused to definitely rule out a City Council vote on legislation to abolish or extend term limits for city lawmakers.

The term-limits issue, fueled by rumors that Michael Bloomberg will seek another four years as mayor, has been a hot topic of conversation among New Yorkers at the convention.

“You answer questions about what will or will not go to the floor for a vote when you have legislation—and a request,” Quinn told me this morning after breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel, referring to the fact that despite speculation, no legislator has said they are working on a bill. “Right now we have neither,” she finished.

I approached Quinn while she was standing in line to pick up her credentials for today’s events, holding a cup of coffee, and told her I had a question about term limits. She politely told me, “I have the same thing to say on this as I did on Tuesday. There is a lot of print stories and speculation on this and I don’t know why.”

Quinn Doesn’t Rule Out a Vote on Term Limits