BGR Reviews, Endorses St. Tammany Term Limits Proposition

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) released “On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish, March 5, 2016.”

         The report explains and analyzes a proposition to impose term limits on the Parish Council.

         On Saturday, March 5, St. Tammany voters will decide whether to limit Parish Council members to three consecutive four-year terms. If approved, the limits would go into effect with the terms that begin in January 2020.

         BGR states they are for this proposition.

         BGR reps said while the proposed three-term limit is not in line with the shorter two-term limits for most parish councils in the metro area, it is a step in the right direction. The proposed 12-year limit provides council members with more than enough time to make their contributions, the BGR reports.

         BGR is a private, nonprofit, independent research organization. Reps said since its founding in 1932, it has been dedicated to informed public policy-making and the effective use of public resources in the Greater New Orleans area.

         Read the report here



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