Curious priorities till the very end

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IN A FITTING END TO HIS TERM, Mayor Bill White announced the formation of a commission to recommend changes to (but not elimination of) the city’s term limits:

White, in announcing the commission, said he had no particular goal for the outcome of its work. He said any public policy benefits from periodic review.

Mayor White doesn’t believe that’s true, of course, or HPD’s sanctuary policy might have been brought to Council for its first public review ever.

As for term limits, we’ve tossed this topic around before in the forum, and are not that bothered by some tinkering with the limits. It’s another of Mayor White’s priorities we find curious, however, given so many real problems facing the city (that will be passed on to the next administration).


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