Should the City of Salamanca adopt the following local law? A LOCAL LAW to amend the Charter of the City of Salamanca, in relation to the establishment of term limits for various elected officials. Be it enacted by the people of the City of Salamanca pursuant to the authority provided in Section 37 of the Municipal Home Rule Law as follows: Section 1. The Charter of the City of Salamanca is hereby amended by adding thereto a new paragraph 3 to Section 12 (or,if there is an existing, paragraph 3, the first available unused paragraph (hereafter) to read as follows: 3. Term limits. It is hereby declared to be the public policy of the City of Salamanca to limit to not more than eight consecutive years the time elected officials can serve as mayor, assessor or
alderman so that elected representatives are "citizen representatives" who are responsive to the needs of the people and to broaden opportunities for political participation. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary contained in this charter, no person shall be eligible to be elected to or serve in the office of mayor, assessor or alderman if that person had previously held such off-ice for four or more full consecutive terms, unless one full term or more has elapsed since that person last held any such office; provided, however, that in calculating the number of consecutive terms a person has served, only terms commencing on or after January 1, 1990 shall be counted. Section 2. This local law shall take effect on January 1, 1995.