Yonkers mayor signs legislation for extended term limitsPosted: Updated:
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano on Monday signed controversial legislation to extend term limits for elected officials.
News 12 was present last week when City Council voted 5-2 in favor of extending term limits for officials in the city from eight years to 12 years.
The legislation will allow term-limited incumbents like City Council members Michael Sabatino and Mike Breen, who introduced the legislation, to seek a third term. It will also allow for Spano to run for re-election if he decides to do so. Spano has not revealed if he will run again.
Eileen O'Connor, a Yonkers resident for more than 20 years, says she believes the law was not transparent because voters did not make the decision.
Past public referendums failed in 1994 and 2001.