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Mason City council sets vote on appointed board term limits

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) – The council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the mayor’s proposal to impose term limits on appointed board and commission members in Mason City.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2g27hvo ) that Mayor Eric Bookmeyer said in a memo to the council that the community and council discussed how to bring more qualified people, ideas and energy into the government process.

Bookmeyer says he thinks “government at all levels would be in a better position to serve its constituents by holding some standard on consecutive terms.”

Bookmeyer is proposing no board or commission member serve more than five consecutive terms. The exception would be boards and commissions that have six-year terms. In that case members would be able to serve no more than three consecutive terms.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/

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