Yonkers mayor signs legislation for extended term limits

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

News 12 Staff

Nov 5, 2018, 11:14 PM

Updated 2,088 days ago

Share:

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.


More from News 12
2:00
Chick-fil-A opens first Westchester location in Yonkers

Chick-fil-A opens first Westchester location in Yonkers

2:12
Isolated shower today, humidity drops ahead of a beautiful weekend

Isolated shower today, humidity drops ahead of a beautiful weekend

0:28
Wallkill man arrested for DWI, drug possession in Ulster County

Wallkill man arrested for DWI, drug possession in Ulster County

Southwest breaks with 50-year tradition and will assign seats; profit falls at Southwest, American

Southwest breaks with 50-year tradition and will assign seats; profit falls at Southwest, American

1:11
Headlines: Child porn charges dropped, sexual assault conviction, fatal hit-and-run arrest

Headlines: Child porn charges dropped, sexual assault conviction, fatal hit-and-run arrest

0:26
Hudson Valley buildings get EV charging upgrades

Hudson Valley buildings get EV charging upgrades

0:14
Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club reopens after water quality improvement

Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club reopens after water quality improvement

0:23
Police: Liberty woman arrested for setting apartment ablaze

Police: Liberty woman arrested for setting apartment ablaze

0:26
Army National Guard Colonel inducted into State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

Army National Guard Colonel inducted into State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

1:37
Fuel the curiosity, and discover the power of play at Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum

Fuel the curiosity, and discover the power of play at Mid-Hudson Discovery Museum

1:25
Police: 1 hospitalized in afternoon Mount Vernon shooting

Police: 1 hospitalized in afternoon Mount Vernon shooting

1:38
Best of Westchester 2024 Party brings the county together for its biggest talents

Best of Westchester 2024 Party brings the county together for its biggest talents

0:41
Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy as he lays out his reasons for quitting race

Biden delivers solemn call to defend democracy as he lays out his reasons for quitting race

1:42
North Rockland man to compete in Olympic Games, representing Ireland in shot put

North Rockland man to compete in Olympic Games, representing Ireland in shot put

1:43
Poughkeepsie residents fight to keep adult shelter out of neighborhood

Poughkeepsie residents fight to keep adult shelter out of neighborhood

1:36
Greenburgh to fix one of its worst intersections

Greenburgh to fix one of its worst intersections

1:23
Officials criticize Social Security Administration for sudden closure of Newburgh offices

Officials criticize Social Security Administration for sudden closure of Newburgh offices

0:58
2 Croton-on-Hudson housing proposals draw ire from some residents

2 Croton-on-Hudson housing proposals draw ire from some residents

0:38
Wildlife photographer helps hawk in distress in Rockland County

Wildlife photographer helps hawk in distress in Rockland County

0:30
Residents question water tower repairs in Unionville after county violation notice

Residents question water tower repairs in Unionville after county violation notice