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Menlo Park Council Should Be Limited to 2 Consecutive Terms.

Uploaded: May 7, 2018
Third terms on council seems to be torment for the incumbents - where they lose interest and energy. There are enough residents around to partake in city governance - and a third term creates a barrier to entry for public participation.



Agenda here

“G. Public Hearing
G1. City Council direction on placing City Charter on November 2018 ballot
(Staff Report #18-098-CC)”

I suggest that a considerate and prudent council give voters a ballot choice: one for two-term limits, and one for three-term limits.
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Posted by Shine so brightly, a resident of Menlo Park: other,
on May 9, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Stu, we think the world of Rch Cline, but he has always carved out limits for himself regarding the balance between work/family and civics. As the only recent example of a 3rd term council member, you don't have enough data to support your theory. We may find that Keith and Ohtaki shine so brightly during their third terms that even you will be singing their praises.


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