Not So Fast

City Council members hoping for a quick roll-back of term limits before this session ends will apparently be disappointed. Sign

City Council members hoping for a quick roll-back of term limits before this session ends will apparently be disappointed.

Sign Up For Our Daily Newsletter

By clicking submit, you agree to our <a rel="nofollow noreferer" href="http://observermedia.com/terms">terms of service</a> and acknowledge we may use your information to send you emails, product samples, and promotions on this website and other properties. You can opt out anytime.

See all of our newsletters

Henry Stern writes on his Web site:

“We received a call this afternoon from Steve Sigmund, director of communications for Council Speaker Gifford Miller. He told us that the Speaker would not initiate, participate in, or support any effort by the Council in 2005 to revise or repeal the term limits imposed by public referenda.”

This, Stern says, makes a “coup” less likely. Whew.

But with the candidates to replace Miller promising some change to term limits — how else will they get support? — this seems unlikely to end here.

Not So Fast