Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sam Yoon still pushing term limits---Tom Menino says he will sign bill

I got a mass email from Sam Yoon this morning encouraging people to call their councilors to get the bill to impose term limits in Boston out of committee. When I had dinner with the Mayor (who we all wish well in his recovery from leg surgery) he said he would sign the bill if it came to his desk. So, the question is, who on the council is for term limits and who is against it? Some enterprising journalist should call them all and see where they stand. I would buy that newspaper.

Sam's email:

Dear Friend,

Our campaign addressed the power of the Mayor of Boston - and our belief that too much power in one person's hands holds us back as a city.

That's why we fought hard for Term Limits. If eight years is good enough for President of the United States, it's good enough for the Mayor of Boston.

Term Limits bring urgency to government and protects us from political machines that put politics before people.

Nine out of the ten largest US cities already have Term Limits. And so can we.

A bill to limit Boston mayors to two four-year terms is before the City Council's Government Operations Committee. But we need your help to get it out of committee and to the full Council for a vote.

I am asking you to call and e-mail the Chair of the Government Operations Committee, City Councilor Maureen Feeney, and respectfully ask that she bring the bill to the full City Council for an up-or-down vote.

And please call and e-mail your District and At-Large Councilors to urge them to support this bill.

Your opinion matters to your city councilors - they represent you - and we need to make sure that they debate and vote on Term Limits before year's end.

This is what our campaign has been fighting for.

The contact info for your City Councilors is below. Please take a minute to do this - and then forward this to five of your friends in Boston.


Sam Yoon


the zak said...

Boston Finance Commission
Authorization C.486, s.17 of 1909
Appointed By: Governor

      Name       Appointed       Qualified       Expired

Lorin D. Alusic 12/19/2006 12/20/2006 7/29/2011
Paul F. McDonough 11/4/2002 1/27/2003 2/28/2006
Paul J. Minihane 3/9/1998 3/10/1998 10/9/1999
Elizabeth S. Morse 12/23/2002 12/30/2002 8/9/2007
Brian Shortsleeve 8/15/2006 10/25/2008 9/18/2010
Dave Westervelt 11/30/2006 12/6/2006 7/17/2008

the zak said...