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Fremont council won’t seek to extend term limits

The only support Councilmember Bob Wieckwoski could muster for his proposal to ask voters to extend term limits from 8 years to 12 was from from former Mayor Gus Morrison.

Morrison argued that longer terms would allow Fremont lawmakers to wield more power on regional boards.

But none of the other council members wanted any part of it.

Here’s what Wasserman said: 

All in all I think it’s very healthy for a city to change.    I think term limits serve a purpose and work fine.

Sue Chan said that turnover is good and Anu Natarajan said term limits should be part of a larger discussion about whether to consider enlarging the council, having district elections, etc.

Matt Artz