Term-Limit Proposal 1 Step Away From St. Tammany Ballot

COVINGTON, LA (AP) — St. Tammany Parish voters could soon decide whether members of the Parish Council should face term limits in office.

         NOLA.com/ The Times-Picayune’s Robert Rhoden reports the council voted 6-3 Thursday to consider in June whether members should be restricted to three consecutive terms in office. Each term would last four years.

         It will take 10 votes of the 14-member council to put the proposed charter amendment on the ballot.

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         Current rules limit the parish president to three consecutive terms, but there are no restrictions on council members.

         Councilmember Jake Groby says the term limits would encourage people with fresh ideas to join the council.

         The council voted to consider the amendment after discussing the issue for more than an hour in front of the only two members of the public in attendance.

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