Council Overturns Term Limits

The City Council voted 29 to 22 to overturn the term limits law that was twice supported by public referenda. David Yassky introduced an amendment that would have required the convening of the Charter Commission and a third referendum (the right way to change the law, IMO) – that amendment failed 28 to 22 with 1 abstention. Ultimately, Yassky was one of the 29 votes in favor of overturning the term limits. Diana Reyna also voted to overturn term limits, and voted *against* the public referendum amendment. (I thought that Reyna had been solidly in the opposed to term limits camp, but maybe I got that wrong.)