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Caddo Commission pushes term limit changes

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Caddo Commissioners want you to decide if they should have longer term limits. That question will go on the ballot in the fall's special election. If voters approve, commissioners term limits would go from three, four-year terms to five, four-year terms. This ordinance is a compromise. Some commissioners wanted to get rid of term limits completely.  Some members of public aren't happy with the decision to extend the limits.

"The problem is, term limits serve a purpose," Sarah Price said. She spoke against the term limit changes. "It's good to have new people that are interested in serving in serving the people of Caddo Parish to be able to participate. We need fresh ideas. We need fresh projects."

Now, commissioners will still need to run in an election and win each term, but if voters approve the ordinance officials could serve 20 years straight. The special election will be held on the 19th of October.

 

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