Two Terms and You're Out

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK

    Eight years will have to be enough for county supervisors if Prop B passes.

    County supervisors would be limited to serving two terms under Proposition B, a measure on the June 8 ballot that backers say is needed to reform a system that now gives an unfair advantage to incumbents, reports the North County Times.

    Turnover among the county's top policy-makers would guarantee a dynamic board that is regularly infused with fresh faces and new ideas, they argue. All five current supervisors have been in office since the mid-1990s.

    Opponents argue that the measure is nothing more than an attempted power grab by its sponsor, the Service Employees International Union, which is unhappy that hundreds of workers it represents have been pared from the county payroll.

    The measure requires a simple majority to pass.