Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano Signs Legislation Extending Term Limits
YONKERS, NY – November 6, 2018 -- Following two public meetings at which a majority of the speakers favored a Yonkers City Council bill extending term limits, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced today he has signed the legislation into law.
The legislation was approved last week by the City Council by a 5-2 vote, and brings the Yonkers term limits law into conformance with the Westchester County law, which allows office holders to serve up to 12 years consecutively.
A majority of those speaking at the City Council Town Hall prior to the bill’s passage favored the change, as did a majority of those speaking at a public hearing held by the Mayor on Monday evening.
“Yonkers will continue to have term limits, but they will be for twelve years rather than eight,” noted Mayor Spano, “The City will have continuity and also reasonable term limits. It’s good for the County Government, and it makes sense for Yonkers.”