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Woodside: Term limits for Town Council?

Original post made on Oct 17, 2016

Of the 20 incorporated towns and cities in San Mateo County, five – Redwood City, Foster City, San Mateo, Millbrae and Pacifica – have term limits for their council members. Will Woodside join this group?


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Posted by New to Woodside
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Hills
on Oct 17, 2016 at 9:08 am

Term limits. Absolutely. Bring in some new blood.


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Posted by yes
a resident of Woodside: other
on Oct 17, 2016 at 11:14 am

Yes to Term limits. It's nearly impossible to run against an incumbent.

2 terms = 8 years
3 terms = 12 years

People can feel free to serve on other committees after their term is up.

12 years seems like an awfully long time.


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Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Oct 17, 2016 at 11:21 am

pogo is a registered user.

We have term limits. Just don't vote for the person you dislike when they run.


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Posted by yes
a resident of Woodside: other
on Oct 17, 2016 at 11:47 am

Pogo, you're not getting the point. I don't dislike any of the incumbents, but I do want new voices a chance to be heard. It's nearly impossible to run successfully against an incumbent. Term limits are structural ways to ensure there is new blood periodically.

Let the voters decide.


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Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Oct 17, 2016 at 1:18 pm

pogo is a registered user.

yes -

It would be nice if someone just TRIED. The biggest problem is finding someone - anyone - willing to run.


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Posted by Retired Realtor
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Jan 11, 2017 at 10:08 am

How telling that Shaw, the council member who ran a smear campaign against a respected volunteer, doesn't want term limits. And Tanner, who has been on the council for an ungodly amount of time, can't be bothered to discuss the matter. What would his business do without that seat?


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Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 11, 2017 at 2:18 pm

pogo is a registered user.

We have term limits. Every four years you get to decide if you want new blood.


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

Shaw didn't run a "smear campaign" he exposed misfeasance to the light of day. And the voters of Woodside, tired of being bullied and cost large amounts of money by small cadre of "volunteers", spoke loudly that they were tired of it.


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Posted by Susan Smith
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 12, 2017 at 8:09 am

It would be nice if Dave Tanner, whose business has CLEARLY benefitted from his position on the woodside Planning Commission and the town Council step aside and let some new blood into this government cartel.


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Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Jan 12, 2017 at 11:58 am

pogo is a registered user.

Susan Smith -

Mr. Tanner comes up for re-election in November. If you don't like him, find a candidate to run against him. If enough people share your belief, Mr. Tanner will be replaced.

That's how it works.


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