Council will discuss term limits Sept. 6

From staff reports:

The Federal Way City Council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at City Hall to discuss term limits for city officials, and also to discuss the time period for collecting signatures on citizen initiatives.

The city encourages the public to attend to provide comment on both issues.

The issue of term limits had come up recently during the public comment portion of Federal Way City Council meetings. A handful of residents have advocated for term limits on council members and the mayor.

Councilman Jim Ferrell took up their cause, saying it was time for this issue to be aired in a public forum.

“I do believe that an airing of this issue is important,” Ferrell said July 5. “(Let’s) figure out where this council is at on this issue and really solicit input from the public about whether they would like to see term limits for the two branches of government that are at issue here. I think it would be healthy for this city and for our system. If we determine, as a council, to not go in that direction, at least we’ve had that discussion, and I think the city would be all the better for it.”

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