(All the proposals are downloadable on the commission’s website.)
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The term-limit proposal is Charter Amendment No. 15.
If a mayor, Council member or prosecutor is in office come Jan. 1, 2017, “their previous consecutive four-year term or terms in office shall count toward the term limit.”
The way I read that is if, say, Kirk Caldwell wins re-election this year he could run again in 2020.
The same would appear to apply to several current City Council occupants.
Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro previously served from 1989-1996 and was elected again in 2010 (in a special election) and in 2012.
If he wins re-election this year, could Kaneshiro run again in 2020, as he would not have used up the “consecutive” quota?
Here’s what the commission says: “Current office holders serving a four-year term (first term) and running for re-election in 2016, if re-elected in 2016 (second term), would be eligible for one more four-year term in 2020 (third term).“
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