During a Crain's NY breakfast forum, City Comptroller John Liu was asked about the debate over whether to keep term limits to three terms (the City Charter Revision Commission has been holding hearings). According to the Observer, he replied, "I do think that three terms makes more sense than two terms, specifically for legislative office.... I don't believe that there should be term limits. It's a paternalistic way of treating voters." But, Liu "said he would prefer to see the matter put to voters in a referendum--as a private citizen, he said, he voted against term limits twice"—Liu also voted against extending term limits in 2008.
Comptroller Liu: Three Terms Makes Sense
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