Yonkers mayor signs legislation for extended term limits

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Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano on Monday signed controversial legislation to extend term limits for elected officials.

News 12 was present last week when City Council voted 5-2 in favor of extending term limits for officials in the city from eight years to 12 years.

The legislation will allow term-limited incumbents like City Council members Michael Sabatino and Mike Breen, who introduced the legislation, to seek a third term. It will also allow for Spano to run for re-election if he decides to do so. Spano has not revealed if he will run again.

Eileen O'Connor, a Yonkers resident for more than 20 years, says she believes the law was not transparent because voters did not make the decision.

Past public referendums failed in 1994 and 2001.

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