YORBA LINDA : City Drops Term-Limit Measures From Ballot

Citing what they said are ambiguities in the state's term-limit law, the City Council voted this week to drop two related measures from the March 1996 ballot and work on having them included for voter consideration in November instead.

One measure would limit council members to two consecutive terms, the other to three consecutive terms. Under either option, the council member who had served the specified number of terms could run again only after sitting out one election cycle.

City Clerk Carolyn Wallace said a conservative reading of the state law that allows term limits indicates that the City Council would have to put the issue on the ballot for the election in November.

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