Avella’s Pledge

Queens Councilman Tony Avella is circulating a letter to colleagues in which he calls extending term limits “a betrayal of the public trust.”

“I find the thought of ignoring the wishes of the citizens of this city by plotting to overturn term limits offensive,” he writes.

Some relief for his no doubt irritated colleagues: “If the Council succeeds in this attempt and does establish a third term, I will not serve.” Avella’s Pledge