The City Council is considering increasing the number of terms members serve from two to three, without voter input. Outgoing City Council speaker Gifford Miller says that the limits should stay (or that voters be consulted) but wait! Miller got the increasing-the-number-of-terms machine working himself. Blog PO Boss has been tracking the term limits issue, trying to remind New Yorkers why this is a big deal. Its sibling blog, Backroomie, has been following other City Council rumblings, like who will become the next City Council Speaker - you know, someone who will shoot down 85% of whatever the Mayor will say - and has some great City Council insider info, plus this fun glossary.
Image from Backroomie's new City Council gear - really