Eight is ENOUGH for Metro Council
Since the Metro voters approved eight-year term limits on the Metro Council in 1994, politicians on three separate occasions have placed on the ballot the weakening or abolishing of eight-year term limits and each time the voters told them no.
They’re back again in 2016. Councilwoman Emily Evans in 2014 tried to lengthen the Metro Council’s terms by petition, but failed to collect enough valid signatures to put it on the ballot.
This time she’s joined by Councilman Ronnie Steine who is pushing for a charter amendment within the council.
There is no clamor from Nashville voters for this move. Meanwhile elsewhere in Tennessee, voters continue to establish new 8-year term limits like in Crossville where an overwhelming 79% of voters enacted term limits on their city council and mayor. In 2012, Knox County voters defended their 8-year term limits with 86 percent.
Here’s how you can help:
- Vote NO on any ballot title attempting to lengthen the current term limits for the Metro Council
- Submit a letter to the editor of the Tennessean (Click Here) or the paper of your choice in favor of Nashville’s current 8-year limits.
Threat Level: HIGH