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Feb 27, 2013 10:20 AM by AP

Monroe City Council pushes term limits

MONROE, La. (AP) - The Monroe City Council approved an ordinance to give voters the opportunity to vote on term limits for all City Council members and the office of the mayor.

Following action by the city council Tuesday, the term limit measure will be placed on November's ballot.

If approved by voters, term limits would go into effect following the present term of all elected officials within the city of Monroe.

The measure, presented by Councilwoman Betty Blakes, calls for voters to decide on establishing term limits of three consecutive terms for the mayor and city council members.

Blakes said she brought the proposal before the city council because people in her district requested term limits.

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Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com

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