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PUYALLUP: It’s time for term limits

Letter by Lewis E. Pugh Jr., Puyallup on June 14, 2010 at 11:14 am | 1 Comment »
June 14, 2010 4:43 pm

Term limits are seen by many as a way to help reduce closed-door politics in Puyallup. However, the Puyallup City Council has again decided to delay the vote and let the public make a decision sometime after the November election.

But wait, many of our concern citizens have already voiced their opinion on the need for term limits. One city council member has clearly stated she doesn’t want term limits. While other board members have different ideas as to how term limits should be applied, I can only assume that some council members are hoping that a change of members at the next election may result in term limits being dropped, or at least voted down.

Politicians seem to have a way to defer voting on issues until the vote will be more in their favor. Maybe that’s the reason Puyallup lost its past two city managers and millions were lost in lawsuits and six-figure severance pay. It’s time to close the door on lifelong politicians who seem to have control of the mayor’s seat. It’s time for term limits.

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