Westchester County executive proposes term limits for his office

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The Westchester County executive wants to reduce his existing three-term limit.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer says he submitted a proposal to the County Board of Legislators to reduce his, and future county executives’, term limits.

Latimer says reducing the three four-year term limit down to two four-year terms would help better serve the community.

The 12-year limit was passed in 2011 and also applies to county legislators, who can serve six two-year terms.

Latimer's proposed legislation applies only to the county executive, so legislators could serve longer than the executive.

During a press conference Monday morning, Latimer said the Board of Legislators better represents the diverse population in Westchester County.

“I think what we're watching now is the need for there to be a more robust balance between the executive branch and the legislative branch and that is the best way to ensure that decisions are made in the broadest possible input and with the greatest amount of thoughtfulness.”

Latimer says he's talked to many of the legislators about this proposal already and that the feedback has generally been positive. The board will have to approve this measure.

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