§ 2a.  


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  • Notwithstanding any provision contained in Article II or in any other section of Article IX, no person shall hold the office of member of council for a period longer than two successive four-year terms of the council, except that a member of council who was elected to council in November 2011 may be elected to no more than two consecutive four-year terms commencing on December 1, 2013 unless such election would permit the member of council to serve on council for a period longer than ten consecutive years. After conclusion of any period of service commencing on December 1, 2011, any such person who was elected to council in November 2011 may not be appointed to or seek office for a subsequent council term unless that term is separated by four or more years from the member's immediately prior service. Terms shall be considered successive unless separated by a period of four or more years from the member's immediately prior service.

    For the purposes of this term limit provision, any period of service during a term by a member of council elected to that council term shall constitute service for that entire council term, except that any period of service during a term in which the member was elected to fill a council term which was vacated in the midst of a four-year term shall not constitute service for that council term. For the purposes of this term limit provision, any period of service by a non-elected member of council during a council term shall not constitute service for that council term.

(Added by Ord. No. 77-1999, eff. June 1, 2001; election of May 4, 1999; amended by Ord. No. 304-2012, eff. Aug. 1, 2012; election of Nov. 2, 2012)