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Moving Up But Remembering Your Roots

Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

Term limits in California are seen as a boon and a bust. Some argue the law prevents good people from gaining experience and becoming better legislators. On the other hand, term limits have been seen as a way to "clean house" and bring in new ideas along with new elected officials.

Whatever your opinion, one very good outcome is the advancement of city and county officeholders to Sacramento.

According to the League of California Cities, more than 50 percent of the assembly and senate have local government experience.

As long as these individuals remember how much the state laws impact local government, we will be celebrating. But Sacramento is a long distance from many of the cities represented by these legislators, and the pressure of the special interests are magnified at the state capitol.

 

Tags: elections, term limits, unfunded mandates

 
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