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TREASURE ISLAND REFERENDUM

Wanting more turnover: If term limits are passed, volunteer board or committee members could only serve for six consecutive years.

By JADE JACKSON LLOYD
Published October 26, 2004

Treasure Island will ask its voters to amend all ordinances and resolutions relating to term limits, allowing no volunteer board or committee member to serve for more than six consecutive years.

As it is, members of the city's eight volunteer boards and committees serve as many terms as commissioners desire.

Why is this an issue? It may not be, City Manager Ralph Stone said.

The City Commission, the majority of which Stone said "felt like the community was interested in seeing more turnover," passed a May 25 resolution proposing a referendum that will allow citizens to make their wishes known.

A yes vote on the referendum would create the six-year term limit. A no vote would maintain the lack of term limits.

TREASURE ISLAND REFERENDUM

"Should the City Commission of the City of Treasure Island, Florida, amend all applicable ordinances and resolutions of the City so as to impose term limits for all appointed board and committee members, so that no member shall serve for any full term on any one board or committee for a period of more than six consecutive years?"

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