IN THE RING: Term limits for Keizer mayor?

Dennis Koho, attorney and former mayor: “No.  We ought to be able to elect whoever we want to office. “Having said that, elected officials ought to impose term limits on themselves. This city was founded on the notion that we have a lot of citizens who will pitch in to help, and there is always someone who can do a good job given the opportunity.  I think eight or ten years on the council without a break in service is enough, and it is a huge contribution to the community.  I’d like to see officials voluntarily step aside at that point. “Having been in that position myself, my advice to them would be: let someone else step up to do the job after that period of time. Go home and remind yourself what your family looks like.  You’ve earned a break.” Jacque Moir, retired city councilor: “Terming limiting the Mayor’s or a Councilor’s positions could result in good folks talents being lost.  The voters are the ones who should decide who gets in/stays in office or not. They do so by casting their ballots and being informed. “When candidate forums are available there is the opportunity to learn more about existing elected officials or those who are seeking office.  All one has to do with existing people to see if they should be reelected is to watch a few...

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