- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - In less than six months, voters in St. Tammany Parish will finally have their say on term limits for the Parish Council.

After soundly rejecting a term-limit proposal in June, the council voted unanimously Wednesday night to place before voters a proposed charter change that would limit council members to three consecutive four-year terms in office.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/1YDx9jn) the vote was 12-0.

The council then approved a resolution to place the proposed change to the parish’s home rule charter on the March 5 ballot.

Proponents say term limits will lead to new faces and fresh ideas on the council.

Opponents say the limits are unnecessary on the local level, noting there has been a lot of turnover on the council in recent years.


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